Israel set new date for West Bank outpost demolition

Five of the nine houses marked for destruction in 2006 in the Amona settlement in the West Bank, on January 31, 2006An Israeli court ordered the destruction of a settlement in the West Bank in a decision on Thursday that comes a decade after the first ruling to demolish the outpost. The Supreme Court ruling is the latest in the long series of demolition deadlines and postponements for the Amona wildcat settlement, which is home to some 50 families. Amona is the largest outpost in the West Bank, and was built on lands near Ramallah privately owned by Palestinians, who were behind the court petition. Israel considers settlement outposts built without government approval to be illegal and often sends security personnel to demolish them.

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