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  3/25/2012, Nisan 2, 5772

Migron Residents: From False Accusation to Eviction


Residents of the Binyamin-region Jewish community of Migron criticized the Supreme Court, Sunday, for its decision to reject an agreement reached with the state that would have allowed them to stay until a nearby community was built. The court ruled, months ago, that the community must be uprooted in response to a petition by leftist group Peace Now on behalf of an Arab who claimed ownership of the land on which the community was built, even though the Arab backed out because of problems with the documents proving his ownership.

The residents said, in a statement, "Today we received the harsh verdict, which began with a false accusation about 'private land' and will end with the expulsion of those who seek peace. We are confident that the government of Israel and its representative, Minister Benny Begin, knew how to find the appropriated solution for the situation that was created, in which the government sends its loyal citizens to settle and is forced to evict them on a High Court order."