130 Rabbis to Beinisch: Spare Migron

Religious Zionist rabbis tell High Court President planned demolition is "inhuman."

Gil Ronen,

Migron eviction
Migron eviction
Shomron Residents’ Council

One hundred and thirty rabbis from the religious Zionist stream have signed a letter to Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch, calling on her to reconsider the planned demolition of Migron.

The rabbis called on the top judge to find a solution for legalizing the community and called the plan to raze it "inhuman."

"It is accepted in every legal system that when a person builds on a plot that is not his without malice, and certainly when there s great doubt regarding ownership of the plot, that one does not tear down his home and throw away his labor and of many years and large financial investment," the rabbis wrote. "A humanistic system that strives to justice determines compensation and payment for the plot to the owners."

"The deliberate demand to tear down dozens of homes in Judea and Samaria at this time is neither humanistic nor just, and it damages the public's trust in the State Attorney's Office and the judicial system," the rabbis wrote.

Among the  signatories are Rav Yaakov Ariel, Rabbi of Ramat Gan; Rav Haim Druckman, Head of Bnei Akiva Yeshivas; Rav Simcha HaCohen Kook, Rabbi of Rehovot; Rav Shmuel Eliyahu, Rabbi of Tzfat, and Rav David Stav, Rabbi of Shoham and Head of the Tzohar Rabbis' Federation.