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Settler outpost can be cleared by July 15: Israel

Last Updated: Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 15:51

Jerusalem: The Israeli Prime Minister`s office says the government has agreed to erect temporary housing that would allow for the evacuation of an unsanctioned West Bank settler outpost by July 15.

Israel`s Supreme Court has ordered that the Migron outpost be dismantled by August 01. Earlier this month the court rejected the government`s request to defer the settlers` expulsion until late 2015.

The outpost was built on privately held Palestinian land, a practice the court outlawed decades ago.

It has become a symbol of settler defiance as its residents resisted efforts to dismantle the enclave, in part by challenging Palestinian claims to ownership.

The Prime Minister`s office made the announcement in a statement on Sunday.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 15:51

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