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  8/20/2012, Elul 2, 5772

State: Keep Entire Migron Eviction on Schedule


State attorneys told the Supreme Court, Monday, that the eviction of Jews from the Binyamin-region hilltop community should be completed by August 28th. The attorneys said a small number of the structures standing on the site could remain for some time. Responding to a petition by the Jewish residents to allow them to stay, the state said their purchase of three plots of land did not represent a significant change in conditions from petition brought by a Palestinian Authority resident which led to the original eviction order.

Migron residents reacted to the submission by saying, "The question 'Who is the state?' is getting very sharp today! Supreme Court justices face a difficult choice - to adopt the decision of a responsible government which is interested in leaving a community that was purchased where it is or to go to the side of the attorneys' office and drag the government of Israel into a forced eviction of faithful and fair citizens and to uproot a full community because of a small path."