Israel's High Court Orders Removal of Structure in Illegal West Bank Outpost

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon agreed to consider legalization of outpost in return for removal of earlier structures; one has since been rebuilt.

The High Court of Justice on Wednesday gave the state two weeks to destroy a structure in the illegal West Bank outpost of Havat Gilad which was built without a permit.

In issuing their order, the judges sharply criticized the outpost's contravention of a previous interim order (decree nisi,) with one judge describing it as "impudence."

The case began in 2012, when the court issued...