Israel served eviction notices to settlers who took over a disputed West Bank
property. Defense Ministry officials on Wednesday notified scores of
settlers living in a Hebron building that they have two weeks to vacate the building or
appeal the eviction. The settlers say the building was purchased legally from
its Palestinian owners, who deny it.
The issue is to be raised at
Sunday’s Cabinet meeting. Rivals of Defense Minister
Amir Peretz have accused him of ordering the evictions in a bid to boost his
standing prior to the May 28 primary in his Labor Party.