Construction in the new Migron settlement outpost
Construction in the area where the Migron settlement outpost will be moved to. Photo by Emil Salman
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Israel Supreme Court judges granted a government request on Friday to postpone the eviction of the Migron outpost in the West Bank.

In a statement, the court said the final date for the evacuation of Migron would be August 19, and not August 31, as was decided in an earlier postponement.
In the end, under a further discussion, the last date for the eviction of the outpost was set as August 21.

The state asked to delay the evacuation as it had been scheduled to take place during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, and there are worries that 'price tag' attacks against Palestinians over the eviction may take place at this time.

'Price tag' is the name of an often violent campaign by militant Jewish settlers and nationalists, aimed mostly at Palestinians and Israeli peace activists.

When GOC Central Command Major General Nitzan Alon requested the postponement, he did not explain how it was possible that he only found out about the month of Ramadan in the past few days. The state also claims that the temporary site that Migron settlers are due to be transferred to be moved to.

The High Court decision comes despite the recent criticism of High Court judge of the states conduct in the Migron case. Last week, Judge Edna Arbel said that, "the request for a delay today, is preparation for another request to delay next month."

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