Migron to be relocated


The biggest West Bank settler outpost will be moved.

The Yesha settler council decided late Monday to move Migron, the biggest outpost erected in the West Bank without Israeli government approval, to a new, as yet undecided location.

The move follows months of wrangling between Yesha and Israel’s Defense Ministry and High Court of Justice over the fate of Migron as well as other outposts.

Under the U.S.-sponsored “road map” for peace with the Palestinians, Israel is obligated to remove all West Bank settler outposts. Enforcement has been patchy, drawing criticism from the Palestinians, the United States, and other foreign powers.

Peace Now, a left-wing Israeli watchdog group, decried the Yesha decision as a “time-buying” ruse, as it could take many months to find a new location for Migron’s 45 families.

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