Daily Israel Report
15:14
Reported

News Brief

  2/27/2012, Adar 4, 5772

Migron Residents Demonstrate for Upholding Agreement


Dozens of parents and children from Migron demonstrated in front of the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, Monday afternoon, in protest of changes to an agreement worked out, two weeks ago, which was expected to eliminated the need to demolish buildings in the Binyamin-region Jewish community. The demonstrators carried signs which read, "Why just destroy?" "Netanyahu, you were elected to build and not destroy," and "Prime Minister: Honor the Migron agreement!"

Migron Spokesman Itai Chamo told a news conference that the residents of Migron established the community on behalf of the government and that numbers 50 families and 200 children. He added, that despite the Peace Now petition that brought about the Supreme Court order to demolish it, there has been no proof of private ownership on the land where the community stands, making their presence legal as emissaries of the state. He concluded that there was no reason to demolish the buildings on the site, as things currently stand.