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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:10 AM

West Bank Jewish settlers leave Ulpana outpost

Israeli authorities have begun to evacuate Jewish settlers from an unauthorised West Bank outpost after a court ordered it to be dismantled.

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"Officials arrived on Tuesday morning to help the first of 30 families relocate from Ulpana to temporary housing in adjoining settlement of Beit El.

There had been fears the settlers would resist and have to be forcibly removed.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the construction of 300 new homes in Beit El.

The move was seen as an effort to placate the settler movement and right-wing critics in Mr Netanyahu's own Likud party

All settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem are considered illegal under international law, though Israel disputes this."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-18590428

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Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:47 AM

1. Israeli court postpones date for outpost removal

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"Israel's Supreme Court has delayed the demolition of an illegally built settler outpost in the West Bank.

The court ruled Sunday that the government now has until Nov. 15 to take down the Ulpana outpost. Sunday had been the original deadline for its removal. Some 30 settler families left the enclave last week.

Israel plans to relocate Ulpana's five apartment buildings by cutting through their foundations and moving them to a nearby settlement.

The government is taking down the outpost after the Supreme Court ruled it was built on private Palestinian land."

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/07/01/2876985/israeli-court-postpones-date-for.html#storylink=cpy

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