The town of Amona in Samaria is scheduled to be destroyed by December 25, and the residents and their supporters in the Campaign to Save Amona are preparing to resist the evacuation if the town is not legalized by law before then.
Tens of thousands of supporters are expected to come to Amona to help the residents resist being expelled from their homes by force.
If no solution is found by December 25th, the town will again bear witness to forced evacuations, a decade after the eviction of nine homes in Amona was marred by violence as thousands of police removed demonstrators. Witnesses blamed police brutality for the large number of injuries, roughly 300, which included Knesset Members who came to join demonstrators.
Groups from the Campaign to Save Amona will hold training sessions this coming Saturday night to prepare supporters for the evacuation day, such as teaching them how to navigate the terrain around Amona.
The campaign headquarters said: “The politicians have been dragging their feet. Bibi deals in procrastination instead of showing leadership and finding a solution to the problem. Meanwhile, we are running out of time and we are preparing for the evacuation with all the means at our disposal.”
“Thousands have already registered and expressed their willingness to come to Amona and to protest the destruction and the injustice that the Israeli government plans to carry out. We hope that that bitter day will not come, and that the government will carry out the will of the electorate and regulate Amona instead of destroying it and renouncing the settlers.”
A meeting took place at noon between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Ministers Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home), Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu), Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home), and several legal advisers in which pressure was placed on Bennett not to raise the Regulation Law for discussion in the ministerial committee.
Attorney General Avichai Mandelblitt has said that if the regulation law is brought up at the committee next Sunday the High Court will refuse the state’s request to postpone the evacuation of Amona by seven months.
Bennett said that he is determined to bring the law up for discussion despite the pressure.
Bennett opened a meeting of the Jewish Home faction on Monday by saying that the Ministerial legislation Committee will vote on the regulation law on Sunday if the court has not given an answer to the state’s request to delay the destruction by then.