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Who’d Have Thought the Evyatar Settlers Would Go Quietly?

‘Do you really think we get up every day now and think how to continue settling the land? We’ve become much more bourgeois,’ says veteran of nearby settlement

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
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Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer

By the time you read this column, the last Israeli civilians will be leaving the settler outpost of Evyatar. This will have followed their acceptance of the government’s proposal that they leave peacefully in return for the makeshift buildings they erected there over the past six weeks, while a military unit remains, along with the promise that pending the defense ministry’s legal review, a number of them will be allowed to return to set up a yeshiva there. I must admit, I was originally surprised with how meekly the settlers accepted the government’s proposal.

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