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  4/28/2013, Iyar 18, 5773

Supreme Court Postpones Uprooting of Amona to Mid July


President Asher Grunis of the High Court of Justice agreed, Sunday, to give the state until July 15th to uproot the Binyamin-region Jewish community of Amona, next to Ofra. The court gave the state and the Binyamin Regional Council until June 26th to update the court as to what was going on in the field and another ten days to the Palestinian Authority Arabs who claim the land to respond to the government's position. The government claimed that as it was formed so recently, it needed more time to study the issue.

The judicial action to remove the Jews was made by the Israeli leftist group Yesh Din, following the successful petition by the leftist group Shalom Achshav (Peace Now) to demolish part of the outpost in 2006 in action accompanied by police violence against the occupants and opponents of the eviction. The state accepted the Yesh Din petition but said completion of the uprooting would be done according to priorities. The eviction was scheduled for 2012 but the court granted the state a delay until the 30th of April, which was extended by Sunday's decision.