Migron Torn: Willing Eviction, or Resistance?

With demolition just days away, Migron is torn on whether or not to fight eviction.

Maayana Miskin ,

Flash 90

Residents of Migron are preparing for what may be their last Sabbath at home. The Supreme Court rejected a final appeal against the destruction of the community this week, and eviction is scheduled to take place next Tuesday.

Sources in the community told Arutz Sheva that residents are split over how to respond to the impending eviction. Some believe they should abide by an agreement with the government according to which they will cooperate with the eviction and, in exchange, be given housing in nearby Givat HaYekev.

Others say the eviction should be met by non-violent resistance. They believe the purchase of much of the land claimed by Palestinian Authority Arabs changed the facts on the ground and made the original agreement no longer binding.

The community is facing pressures in each direction, with the government pushing for a peaceful eviction while neighboring communities call for protests.

At least two meetings were held Thursday night to discuss the issue, but no final decision was made. Military officials are keeping a close eye on the debate.

Residents will spend the Sabbath together, and will hold a communal third meal Saturday. “This Sabbath will focus on the special community of Migron,” said spokesman Itai Hamo. “After this Sabbath we will decide on our next steps. From our perspective, everything is still open.”