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Israeli Supreme Court orders closure of Jewish settlement

Israeli Supreme Court orders closure of Jewish settlement
Monday, February 13, 2012 - 9:18am

Israel's top court has ordered a controversial Jewish settlement in the West Bank closed. Migron is a collection of illegally constructed prefab buildings perched high on a hill in the occupied West Bank. The settlement, made up of approximately 300 Jewish settlers, has been at the center of an ongoing legal dispute.

In an unprecedented ruling, Israel's Supreme Court has told the government to evacuate the outpost by the end of March, ruling that the land belongs to its Palestinian owners. The Palestinians withdrew from U.S. backed peace talks in 2010, saying Israel must suspend all settlement building as a pre-condition for negotiations, a demand Israel rejected.

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