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  • Jahalin Bedouin fear new Israeli transfer plan

    April 18, 2013 | 1:13 pm

    Id Khamis Jahalin sits in his sparsely furnished, illegally-built shack, and worries about his future. A father of seven, he was born in this community of tents and shacks about ten miles east of Jerusalem.

    Sitting on a thin mattress that substitutes for a couch during the day...

  • New outposts built in West Bank

    October 31, 2012 | 9:48 am

    Two new settler outposts have been erected in the West Bank, with the approval of municipal authorities, Peace Now says.

    The two outposts include mobile homes, infrastructure, electricity, water and roads, and even air conditioning, the Israeli organization said Wednesday in a...

  • Migron must be evacuated in a week, Israel’s high court rules

    August 29, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Israel’s Supreme Court ruled that the West Bank outpost of Migron must be evacuated by Sept. 4.

    All 50 families must leave the outpost, the court ruled Wednesday in response to a petition filed by the families requesting a delay in the eviction until the modular homes being built...

  • On the eve of evacuation, Migron projecting tranquility

    August 27, 2012 | 10:48 am

    Off a rough, paved road atop a mountain, on the thin stucco wall of a trailer home, black graffiti proclaims “Private Jewish land.” And underneath, in red, “Migron.”

    The trailer home is among dozens in Israel’s largest settlement outpost, deep in the central West Bank and...

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  • West Bank outpost is legalized

    August 13, 2012 | 11:09 am

    The West Bank outpost of Bruchin received its charter, making it a legal settlement.

    The town, located near Ariel and home to more than 100 families, is now part of the Samaria Regional Council.

    The head of the Israel Defense Forces Central Command, Maj.-Gen. Nitzan Alon, signed an...

  • Israeli government requests extension on outpost demolition

    June 25, 2012 | 10:03 am

    Israel’s government has asked the country’s Supreme Court to postpone the demolition of a West Bank outpost for several months.

    The state requested the extension because it said it discovered new information that the Givat Assaf outpost near the Beit El settlement was not built on privately owned Palestinian land, as was alleged by Peace Now in the court case.

    Givat Assaf is to be demolished by July 1. It is one of six illegal outposts that the court ordered to be dismantled.

  • Knesset votes down bill to retroactively legalize outposts

    June 6, 2012 | 11:15 am

    A bill to retroactively legalize West Bank outposts was voted down by the Knesset.

    Wednesday afternoon’s vote on a preliminary reading of the bill was 69 lawmakers against the bill and 22 for it. The legislation would have retroactively legalized buildings built on contested land if...

  • Israeli forces raze structures at two outposts

    May 17, 2012 | 11:37 am

    Israeli security forces razed several structures at two illegal West Bank outposts.

    Israel Defense Forces troops, Border Guard forces and police razed a building late Wednesday night at the Ramat Migron outpost, and then razed other structures at the Oz Zion outpost located nearby, according to reports.

    The Ramat Migron outpost, located next to the Migron outpost, has been demolished and rebuilt several times. Migron has been ordered razed and its residents relocated by August 1.

    Five women reportedly were arrested during the operation.

  • Israeli court orders removal of settlement houses

    May 7, 2012 | 10:56 am

    Israel’s Supreme Court rejected on Monday a government request to delay the demolition of five apartment buildings in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank, ruling the houses must be removed by July 1.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition government agreed last year to...

  • Israeli minister: Legalization of outposts a ‘holiday gift’ from Netanyahu

    April 26, 2012 | 10:26 am

    Israeli Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar called Israel’s legalization of three West Bank settlement outposts a “holiday gift” for the nation’s Independence Day from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    The remark came a day after a spokesman for the prime minister, Mark Regev, was...

  • Israeli government committee legalizes three outposts

    April 24, 2012 | 9:02 am

    A special Israeli government committee legalized three West Bank outposts and will seek a delay in the evacuation of a neighborhood in a Jewish settlement there.

    In legalizing the outposts of Bruchin, Sansana and Rechalim on Monday, the outposts panel said in a statement that “These...

  • Migron residents agree to relocation

    March 12, 2012 | 9:14 am

    Residents of Migron have signed an agreement with the Israeli government on relocating the illegal West Bank outpost.

    The agreement signed Sunday will allow the outpost’s approximately 50 families to move to a nearby hill over the next three years, meaning that they will not be...

  • Settlers, officers hurt in outpost demolition

    January 19, 2012 | 10:26 am

    Six West Bank settlers and three police officers were hurt during the demolition of an illegal outpost near Jericho.

    Settlers threw rocks at police early Thursday morning when they gathered at an outpost near Mitzpeh Jericho to raze six dwellings. Police responded with tear gas,...

  • Israel demolishes third illegal outpost this week

    January 12, 2012 | 11:29 am

    Israeli security forces demolished an illegal West Bank outpost, the third this week.

    Israel Defense Forces troops and Civil Administration inspectors early Thursday morning evacuated and demolished the Mitzpe Avichai outpost near Kiryat Arba. The outpost was home to nine families,...

  • Israel’s Supreme Court wants answers on outpost evacuations

    January 4, 2012 | 12:48 pm

    Israel’s Supreme Court gave the government a week to report back on agreements reached on construction in outposts built on state land.

    The Jan. 3 order came in response to the agreement struck between the state and the Ramat Gilad outpost in the northern West Bank. Under the...

  • Israel’s Supreme Court raps lack of outpost evacuations

    January 3, 2012 | 11:26 am

    Israel’s Supreme Court gave the government a week to report back on agreements reached on construction in outposts built on state land.

    Tuesday’s order came in response to the agreement struck between the state and the Ramat Gilad outpost in the northern West Bank. Under the...

  • Agreement will prevent outpost razing

    December 28, 2011 | 1:06 pm

    The Israeli government and residents of the Ramat Gilad outpost in the West Bank reportedly have reached an agreement that will prevent the destruction of the illegal outpost.

    Under the agreement, the outpost in the northern West Bank would become part of the Karnei Shomron...

  • Agreement could save illegal West Bank outpost

    December 20, 2011 | 3:22 pm

    A pending agreement between the settlers’ council and the Israeli government will prevent the destruction of the Ramat Gilad outpost in the West Bank.

    Under the agreement, the outpost in the northern West Bank would become part of the Karnei Shomron municipality and five of its 10...

  • Outpost homes razed, mosque attacked in alleged retribution

    September 5, 2011 | 2:40 pm

    Several hundred police officers arrived early Monday morning at the Migron outpost to raze three permanent homes.

    Hours later, a mosque in the West Bank near Nablus was vandalized in what is believed to be a “price tag” attack. “Price tag” refers to the strategy extremist settlers...

  • Outpost evacuation handled appropriately, Israeli probe finds

    March 7, 2011 | 10:15 am

    Israeli police forces acted appropriately and proportionately in evacuating a West Bank outpost, a police investigation found.

    The investigation released Sunday found that last week’s demolition of three illegal structures at the Gilad Farm outpost in the northern West Bank, which...

  • Barak to Settler Leaders: Evacuate Outposts

    September 2, 2009 | 8:40 pm

    Some 23 unauthorized outposts will be evacuated, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told settler leaders. Barak met with leaders of the Yesha Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria Monday at the main Israeli army base in Tel Aviv.

    He said the outposts, which the...

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