Amona Flash 90

The civil administration approved today the jurisdiction of the new town for those evicted from Amona, Ynet reported.

According to the report, the plan was approved by the Coordinator for Government Activities in Judea and Samaria (COGAT) headed by General Yoav Mordechai, after approval was granted by the political echelon.

In addition to the land approved today for the new town, which is state land in the Shiloh valley of the Binyamin region, a new symbol is to be granted to the town.

However, Amona evictees are not satisfied with the developments, and are demanding that a general’s order be issued that will enable the establishment of a temporary town until the permanent one is established. This demand has, so far, been delayed.

Chairman of the Amona Staff Avichai Buaron said in response to the decision: “Unfortunately, it’s too early to be happy. This decision is another step in the long and tiring bureaucratic planning process that could take many years. We say again: Only a general’s order for the establishment of a temporary residence can take us out of the distress in which we find ourselves,” he emphasized, according to Ynet.

“The school year will begin in several more months, and we and our children don’t know what to expect for next year. As of now, we have been stuck in a youth dormitory for 4 months already, in difficult conditions and with an unclear future.

“We turn to the Prime Minister and call on him to honor himself and us, and enable us to establish a new town as we agreed with him. According to the agreement, work on the new town was supposed to have begun by the end of March. As of today - two months later - there is no trace of the beginning of work.

“We expect the Prime Minister to instruct the Attorney General to issue a general’s order that will enable an immediate beginning to construction. Only then will we know that the Prime Minister has not broken the agreement with us and that the new town will, indeed, be built.”