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  5/14/2014, Iyar 14, 5774

Supreme Court Reverses Itself to Continue Judea Demolition


A dizzying flurry of Supreme Court orders on Wednesday morning were issued deciding the fate of the town of Ma'ale Rehavam, located in Judea's Gush Etzion region, mere hours before the expected demolition of several local homes.

Large IDF and police forces approached the community armed with means to disperse protests and riot-control gear, after the Defense Ministry was ordered by the Supreme Court to destroy several buildings by next Sunday.

In a dramatic last minute turn of events, the security forces reportedly received an order from the Supreme Court cancelling the destruction at the zero hour. However, the court reversed itself within an hour in another order commanding the forces to continue with the demolition.