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Migron not evacuated as scheduled

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August 28, 2012 | 3:22 pm

A Jewish settler and her children near their home in the illegal outpost of Migron, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, on Aug. 28. Photo by REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A Jewish settler and her children near their home in the illegal outpost of Migron, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, on Aug. 28. Photo by REUTERS/Baz Ratner

The Migron outpost in the West Bank was not evacuated as scheduled.

The eviction had been scheduled for Tuesday, the same day that the Israeli Supreme Court conducted a hearing on a petition filed by the residents requesting a delay in the eviction until the modular homes being built for the evacuees are completed. They reportedly will not be habitable for several weeks.

A decision is not expected for at least several days.

Some 17 families who claim they have purchased or repurchased the plots that their homes are located on also have petitioned the court to be allowed to stay in their homes.

In March, the Supreme Court ruled against an attempt by the government to postpone to 2015 the demolition of Migron, which the Palestinians say is built on their land. Deferrals against the demolition stretch back to 2006.

The settlers, who deny that Migron is built on private Palestinian land, had signed a deal with the Netanyahu government agreeing to relocate to a nearby hill.

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