Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, speaking at his weekly Sunday cabinet meeting, urged Migron outpost community residents to evacuate their homes willingly.
Netanyahu said, “The High Court ordered that Migron must be evacuated by March 31. The government wants to carry out the court’s decision peacefully and with consent.”
Netanyahu expressed his support for a proposal by Minister without Portfolio and Likud MK Benny Begin for evacuating Migron, in which the state would build new homes for Migron’s residents on state-owned land nearby known as Yekev Hill, while the evacuated land would be turned over to the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria.
“The government is calling on Migron residents to agree to the compromise under offer and to enable the government to approach the High Court soon for its approval of the deal,” Netanyahu said. “This is a good offer that does not solve all problems, but is able to solve the problem of Migron.”
Other Likud members have come out against the evacuation, including Culture and Sports Minister Limor Livnat and Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin.
“There should be a legal regularization of the outposts in Judea and Samaria, with the participation of their inhabitants,” Livnat said. “Uprooting them without regularization would be undemocratic and immoral,” she added.