Admission was made in the state's response to a High Court petition filed last year by Beit Furik residents.
Chaim Levinson is a Haaretz correspondent, covering the Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
Previously, he was the Yedioth Ahoronot correspondent for Religious Affairs and the Orthodox communities.
Levinson received his B.A. in Social and Humanities Studies at the Open University and is currently studying for his M.A. in Interdisciplinary Democracy Studies.
The High Court of Justice ordered the evacuation of the illegal West Bank outpost last month; temporary housing will cost NIS 25 million, and the government will most likely foot the bill.
Foreign residents are forbidden from buying lands in the West Bank, though English billionaire Cyril Stein has been linked to land purchases in Migron.
Shin Bet security service restraining orders take right-wing activists by surprise.
IDF says that the evacuation of the settlers, who resided in the house for more than two weeks, was completed 'without any unusual events'; officials in PM's office say Netanyahu 'had no choice' but to approve the evacuation.
Settlers were given until 3 P.M. on Tuesday to leave the house; government debating proper response to the structure's capture; Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz: Settlers should be allowed to stay.
Comments by Likud's Yisrael Katz come amid apparent disagreement between defense establishment, Netanyahu's office as to the proper response to the structure's capture; Netanyahu to discuss issue in panel with Barak.
Haaretz obtained documents showing that Housing Ministry official Yair Rafaeli spurred and urged his staff to assist the settlement; Justice Ministry: Case was closed in January.
According to eviction order, settlers have until Tuesday afternoon to evacuate the house on their own will.
Settlers say they purchased the property legally and their representatives show records of the deal.