Israeli guard tower on road near Migron settlement in the occupied West Bank
Watch this space. Migron is an illegal Jewish outpost of 50 families in the hills east of Ramallah. The Israeli Supreme Court has now ruled that it must be demolished by March 2012. Will it be? Also: Peace Now has concentrated great resources on trying to uproot Migron. Haaretz reports on earlier efforts to remove the settlement:
At the end of 2003, Migron was up in arms. Then Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had told the heads of the Council of Jewish Communities in the West Bank that he was planning to evacuate Migron.
On December 14, there was a meeting with OC Central Command Maj. Gen. Moshe Kaplinsky and other senior officers that dealt with preparing for the evacuation. The operation was given the code name "Exposed Hill."
After that meeting, Kaplinsky wrote to the chief of General Staff that his men were ready for action, and asked him to "speed up the decision-making by the political echelon." The settler community began to mobilize, and people began to stream to the site to prevent its evacuation....
Within weeks of all this, Sharon began speaking publicly about the disengagement from Gaza, and the evacuation of Migron dropped off the agenda.
In 2006, some of the landowners and Peace Now petitioned the High Court of Justice, asking it to order the evacuation of the outpost. The state admitted in court that the outpost had been built on private land, and would be evacuated by the end of 2007.
Then the evacuation was canceled...