Evyatar residents accept normalization outline

According to the outline, a yeshiva in Evyatar will be established only after the status of the land is normalized.

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Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Roi Hadi

The residents of the community of Evyatar on Tuesday night accepted the outline for normalization of the community.

The outline includes most of the details of the previous outline, with the significant change being that a yeshiva will be established in Evyatar only in a few months, after the end of the rapid survey procedure of the land and its declaration as state land, according to law.

According to the outline, the families are expected to leave their homes by the end of the week. A company of soldiers will arrive at the site until the end of the land surveying process. Once it has been determined that these are state lands, a hesder yeshiva will be established at the site and, later on, a community in accordance with the law.

Nahala movement chairwoman Daniela Weiss said, "We made the right decision for the people of Israel and the Land of Israel. The strengths of the residents of Eyvatar radiate toward the Zionist atmosphere."

Following the publication by Kan 11 News earlier this week about the compromise talks being promoted by senior government officials for the evacuation of Evyatar, Defense Minister Benny Gantz expressed reservations about the understandings.

Gantz opposes the establishment of a yeshiva in Evyatar as long as the status of the land has not yet been settled. Legally, it is not clear how the state can grant a permit for the establishment of the yeshiva, as long as the lands in the place have not been declared state lands.

Currently, the lands in the area are not defined as state lands - but are not defined as privately owned Palestinian Arab lands either. The Defense Minister added, "We want to prevent violence and not embarrass the government. But the solution will only be according to the law."

The town of Evyatar was first established in April 2013 in memory of Evyatar Borovsky, who was killed in a terrorist attack at the nearby Tapuah junction.

The town was re-established by the Nahala and Emunim movements in response to the shooting attack that took place at Tapuah junction, in which Yehuda Guetta was critically injured and later died of his wounds.

The community is home to about 50 families, and has a nursery, a Torah study hall, roads and infrastructure.