State Completes Destruction of Migron

Forces demolish remaining buildings in Samaria town following High Court order, despite the total lack of Arab ownership claims to the land.

Ari Yashar ,

Destruction of Migron (file)
Destruction of Migron (file)
Roy Sharon/Flash 90

Even despite the lack of Arab claims to the land on which Migron stands in Samaria's Binyamin region, security forces evacuated the remaining buildings in the town early Wednesday morning, thereby completing the final destruction of the community.

In evacuating the last of the buildings, the forces followed a High Court ruling from January 6 that ordered the state to evacuate the last seven buildings in the town within 45 days.

Back in September 2012 Migron residents were expelled after the High Court accepted a suit by the radical leftist group Peace Now, thereby denying the claims of the Jewish residents and forcing them to move to a facility in Givat Hayekev.

Much of the town was destroyed after Arab residents of the area claimed ownership of the land - this despite the fact that the Arab claimants withdrew their lawsuit when requested to present proof of their claims.

Likewise, the Attorney General found that the Arab claims could not be substantiated.

But not to be deterred by facts, Peace Now stepped in and pushed the case on, eventually getting the High Court to rule that Jews can not live on and develop any land not currently registered as state land.

The demolition on Wednesday comes after forces likewise destroyed buildings near Shiloh in Samaria on Tuesday, leading Eli Yishai's Yachad - Ha'am Itanu to vow it will demand the government adopt the 2012 Levy Report, thereby halting the demolitions and recognizing the legal nature of Jewish construction in Judea and Samaria.