In One Evacuated West Bank Settlement, Victory Looks Like Defeat

The West Bank settlement of Homesh was evacuated in 2005, but when its Palestinian landowners visited this week, they discovered hilltop youth living there.

We haven’t seen Palestinians this scared and frightened in a long time. Last weekend the state informed the High Court of Justice that it was rescinding the order to seize the lands of Homesh, a settlement that was evacuated almost eight years (!) ago. We decided to drive with a few of the legal owners to their property, where they were not allowed to tread for 35 years − including the eight years since...