Israel rules settlers must evacuate outpost by next week

Migron settlement includes about 50 families

Israel’s high court ruled that a Jewish settler outpost must be evacuated by early next week. The unauthorized outpost is on occupied West Bank territory. The court said it must be evacuated by Tuesday.

Appeals by the settlers to delay the evacuation of the Migron settlement were rejected by the court. The settlement includes around 50 families and was built in an area previously ruled private Palestinian land.

From Reuters:

The Migron settlement was one of dozens built more than a decade ago without Israeli government authorization on land captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East War but which Palestinians claim for a hoped-for independent state.

While the UN considers all Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal, Israel disputes this.

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