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        3/11/2012, Adar 17, 5772

      Migron Residents Sign Relocation Agreement


      The residents of the Jewish community of Migron signed an agreement, Sunday evening, under which they will relocate from the top of the strategic hill overlooking Highway 60 in the Binyamin-region to permanent housing a few hundred meters away on what is called the "winery site". The relocation is in conjunction with an abandoned suit brought by Peace Now on behalf of an Arab who claimed ownership of the land on which the community was built. Language of the agreement allowed the residents to say they would leave their current homes "without detracting from our faith in the right of the people of Israel to the land of Israel."

      A statement issued by the residents' committee calls the relocation unecessary, explaining that no proof of Arab ownership was made and that the residents were not given a reasonable chance to prove their rights to the property. The statement concludes that the residents agreed to the state's terms in order to avoid a civil war.

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