Israeli Supreme Court judges decided today that the evacuation of 9 buildings in Ofra will be postponed. “We hope that when the evacuation date arrives, the residents will peacefully leave,” stated the Israeli Supreme Court president.







Ofra homes

Ofra homes Photo Credit: Lior Mizrahi/Flash 90

The Israeli Supreme Court decided today (Sunday) to delay the evacuation of nine buildings in Ofra by a month. The evacuation was supposed to take place this week.

Israeli Supreme Court President Miriam Naor and Justice Yitzchak Amit decided that the nine buildings will be demolished by March 5. Israeli Supreme Court Deputy President Elyakim Rubinstein stated that he believes that the evacuation should be postponed by three months.

“Despite the fact that the request to delay the demolition by three months was rejected, we hope that when the evacuation date arrives, the residents will peacefully leave as they said they would in their declarations,” Naor stated. “No person has the right to act violently toward the authorities or any other person.”