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Amona residents accept compromise as ‘rule of law’ prevails in Israeli settlement dispute

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Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 11:26 am

Residents of the 40-home West Bank settlement of Amona agreed to a last-minute government proposal to shift the community to an adjacent plot of land on which the Israeli government will build 52 permanent homes and additional infrastructure, in exchange for promises of a peaceful evacuation without protest. Israel’s High Court of Justice had initially ordered to evacuate and demolish the existing settlement by Dec. 25.

Knesset legislators have been working to advance the proposed Arrangement Law, which would legalize many outposts in order to avoid future evacuations. But Professor Efraim Inbar, a senior research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies think tank, told JNS.org that such a law “cannot be applied ex post facto to Amona” because there is already a High Court ruling in place.

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