Supreme Court rejects government’s request to postpone Amona evacuation

Less than a day after the Knesset Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved the Regulation Law, the Israeli Supreme Court rejected the government’s request to delay the evacuation of Amona by seven months.
Amona Photo Credit: Noam Moskowitz/Flash 90

The Israeli Supreme Court rejected today (Monday) the government’s request to delay the evacuation of Amona by seven months, reapproving the ruling that was issued in December that determined that the outpost was built on Palestinian land. Israeli Supreme Court President Miriam Naor said that it appears that an agreed upon solution will not be reached in the near future and thus delaying the evacuation will not help the sides reach an agreement.

After Naor criticized the government for taking its time in coming up with solutions to the Amona issue and highlighted that the residents of the outpost opposed the solutions presented to them, she said: “I’m far from being convinced that by extending the deadline, the issue will be resolved by the sides agreeing. It seems like granting the request would only be the opening for [add the government] to file other extension requests.”

As reported by JOL a few weeks ago, the government requested to delay the evacuation, claiming that there are rational, significant reasons that justify prolonging the timespan allotted in order to complete the process by 7 months.

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