IOF violate court verdict, establish military base in evacuated settlement

[ PIC 08/10/2012 – 12:56 PM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) established a military base in the evacuated settlement of Migron near Ramallah city in violation of a court verdict that affirmed the land belongs to Palestinian owners.

“Following a legal and political battle for six years that has ended with the evacuation of 50 families of settlers from Migron outpost in accordance with a decision by the higher court, it has become clear that the dream of Migron settlers came true with the establishment of a military base for border guards in place of their settlement instead of giving the land back to its Palestinian owners,” Maariv newspaper stated on Sunday.

The Hebrew newspaper quoted a senior military officer as saying that the base was established at the behest of the Israeli government in order to guard the area and maintain the status quo.

He said the base would be used by a unit of border guard to carry out security missions in the West Bank.

For its part, the Peace Now movement said the establishment of a military base on a land considered by an Israeli court a Palestinian property is a violation of the higher court’s verdict issued in this regard and disrespect for its judgment.

Peace Now said it intends to take legal action against this Israeli violation.

The higher court had ordered the dismantling of the houses established in Migron outpost after documents provided by Palestinian citizens proved that the settlement was established on a private Palestinian property and not on a land owned by the Israeli state.

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