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The Cabinet approved the construction of temporary housing for the residents of the illegal outpost of Migron, as well as construction of a backup site in case settlement in the first site does not proceed. The cost of constructing both neighborhoods will be approximately 53 million NIS.
(Hebrew - Haaretz)
According to a proposal brought before the government today, within a few months a caravan site should be set up in the settlements of Adam, for the evicted residents of the outpost of Migron. Meanwhile, another temporary site will be prepared in “Vineyard Hill”, a site in the settlement of Kochav Yaakov, near Migron. The proposal was finalized by Minister of Housing and Construction Ariel Atias (MK, Shas) and minister Benny Begin (MK, Likud).
Right-wing members of the Knesset are planning to table a series of laws to strengthen and expand settlements and outposts when the Knesset reconvenes for its summer session in two weeks. Among the draft laws are the “Regularization Law,” legalizing Jewish settlement on private Palestinian land in Migron and other outposts; the “Natural Expansion Law,” requiring the Minister of Defense to allow settlement expansion as part of natural population growth; and another draft law limiting the times of day at which authorities will be allowed to exercise eviction orders.
Following the High Court of Justice’s decision to evacuate the outpost of Migron this August, members of Knesset Aryeh Eldad (National Union), Tzipi Hotovely, Yuli Edelstein, Danny Danon (Likud) and Zevulun Orlev (The Jewish Home) called to oppose the ruling.
According to Palestinians from the village of Mukhmus, Jews have uprooted 30 olive trees over the week near their village, which is located near the outpost of Migron.
Jewish settlers threw stones at a number of Palestinian vehicles driving through Highway 60, near the outpost of Migron in Binyamin.
Civil Administration officials have been quoted as saying that a tentative compromise that would allow residents of the West Bank outpost of Migron to relocate to nearby land is “not feasible”, and that construction of the settlement in its new location has not been approved by planning authorities.
According to the agreement reached on the removal of the illegal outpost of Migron, the settlement will be rebuilt approximately 2 km south of its current location. This will mark the first time in years that a new settlement is built with full approval in the West Bank.
The Prime Minister and settler representatives have reached a compromise regarding the removal of the illegal outpost of Migron, according to which the settlers will move to buildings which will be constructed for them in a nearby area, and the permanent structures of Migron will not be demolished, but would rather be converted to an agricultural farm.
A number of ministers and coalition members of Knesset received an e-mail with a death threat in the wake of cabinet statements that it is willing to evacuate the illegal outpost of Migron.