Israel’s High Court freezes Amona deal

The High Court of Justice on Monday froze the relocation deal for residents of the West Bank settlement outpost of Amona, just two weeks before the February 8 evacuation date it had set for the 40 families that live in the hilltop community.

It issued a temporary injunction in response to a petition against the deal filed by Palestinians who claim ownership of the land slated for relocation of Amona families who had agreed with the government to peacefully leave their homes.

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The Palestinian petition comes on the heels of a declaration by the 40 Amona families that they already consider the deal null and void, because they say the state has not lived up to its end of the agreement. Residents plan to hold an emergency meeting on the matter on Tuesday night.


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