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israel media: army orders residents out of west bank outpost


jerusalem — israeli media are reporting that the military ordered residents of a west bank settlement outpost to leave within 48 hours.the ynet news website and other outlets say the army posted a notice at the entrance to the amona outpost tuesday, and ynet ran a picture of the order. the military had no immediate comment.israel's supreme court ruled in 2014 that amona was built on private palestinian land and must be demolished. it later set feb. 8 as the final date for it to be demolished.the court is reportedly set to rule on a state relocation plan later in the day.amona is the largest of about 100 unauthorized outposts erected in the west bank without permission but generally tolerated by the israeli government.






israeli forces brace for evacuation of west bank outpost


amona, west bank — israeli forces and west bank settlers on wednesday braced for the looming evacuation of an outpost whose slated destruction could rupture prime minister benjamin netanyahu's narrow coalition, dominated by ultranationalists who support settlements.the military issued eviction orders the day before telling residents to evacuate amona within 48 hours and blocked roads leading to the outpost. it was unclear when that deadline expires. thousands of soldiers and police gathered around amona early wednesday morning. a few dozen settlers set fire to tires at the entrance to the outpost and threw stones at israeli forces. israeli police and military had no immediate comment.amona is the largest of about 100 unauthorized outposts erected in the west bank without permission but gen






israeli forces brace for evacuation of west bank outpost


amona, west bank (ap) — israeli forces and west bank settlers on wednesday braced for the looming evacuation of an outpost whose slated destruction could rupture prime minister benjamin netanyahu’s narrow coalition, dominated by ultranationalists who support settlements.the military issued eviction orders the day before telling residents to evacuate amona within 48 hours and blocked roads leading to the outpost. it was unclear when that deadline expires. thousands of soldiers and police gathered around amona early wednesday morning. a few dozen settlers set fire to tires at the entrance to the outpost and threw stones at israeli forces. israeli police and military had no immediate comment.amona is the largest of about 100 unauthorized outposts erected in the west bank without permission bu






israeli forces brace for evacuation of west bank outpost


amona, west bank — israeli forces and west bank settlers on wednesday braced for the looming evacuation of an outpost whose slated destruction could rupture prime minister benjamin netanyahu's narrow coalition, dominated by ultranationalists who support settlements.the military issued eviction orders the day before telling residents to evacuate amona within 48 hours and blocked roads leading to the outpost. it was unclear when that deadline expires. thousands of soldiers and police gathered around amona early wednesday morning. a few dozen settlers set fire to tires at the entrance to the outpost and threw stones at israeli forces. israeli police and military had no immediate comment.bilha schwarts, 24, e along with her husband and nine-month-old daughter to support the residents. "if they






israel government approves 3,000 new settler homes


jerusalem — israel has announced plans to build 3,000 new homes in west bank settlements, pressing forward with a construction binge that began after the inauguration of donald trump as u.s. president.the announcement comes as israel prepares to uproot an illegal settlement outpost in the west bank. it appears to be aimed at calming settler anger over the impending court-ordered evacuation of the amona outpost.in a late-night statement tuesday, israel's defense ministry said the latest construction was approved by defense minister avigdor lieberman and prime minister benjamin netanyahu. it comes days after the government approved an additional 2,500 homes in the west bank and hundreds more in east jerusalem.the palestinians claim both areas, occupied by israel in the 1967 mideast war, as p






israel government approves 3,000 new settler homes


jerusalem — israel on tuesday announced plans to build 3,000 new homes in west bank settlements, pressing forward with a construction binge in the wake of the inauguration of donald trump as u.s. president.the late-night announcement e as israel was preparing to evacuate an illegally built settlement outpost. it appeared to be an attempt by israel's nationalist government to calm settler anger over the court-ordered removal of amona, which was built two decades ago on private palestinian land. prime minister benjamin netanyahu's hardline coalition is dominated by settlers and their allies.a late-night statement issued by the defense ministry said netanyahu and his defense minister, avigdor lieberman, had approved the new construction.the move followed an announcement days earlier of an add






israel authorises 3,000 more settler homes in west bank | israel news


israel has announced the construction of 3,000 settlement homes in the occupied west bank, the fourth such announcement in the less than two weeks since the inauguration of us president donald trump."defence minister avigdor lieberman and prime minister benjamin netanyahu have decided to authorise the construction of 3,000 new housing units in judea-samaria," the defence ministry said in a statement on tuesday, using a term israel uses for the west bank, a palestinian territory it has occupied since 1967.since the january 20 inauguration of trump, israel has approved the construction of 566 housing units in three settlement areas of east jerusalem and announced the building of 2,502 more in the west bank.israeli mps debate legalising illegal settlementson thursday last week, israeli offici