"The residents of Migron feel betrayed and pained by this move, and protest the miserable, unnecessary devastation about to happen here.
"The residents of Migron never have, and never will, cooperate with the razing of their community. We call on everyone to protest and decry the terrible destruction condoned by the Likud government.
"To all those who seek to harm us, we say: We will not break and we will not yield. Today everyone already knows – the story of Migron will end with at least two new communities."
Well, I hereby protest and decry what has happened here. I concur with Rabbi Mordecai Rabinovitch, a resident of Migron, who refused to accept the eviction notice served on him, and said:
"This is a clearly immoral act, even if it is backed by a High Court of Justice order. I don't know what a 'peaceful evacuation' means..." ~~~~~~~~~~
If there is any "good" news here, it is that a crisis was averted because of the action of one very angry minister of the government who decided to act when he learned that the caravans to which the Migron residents were to be moved were not ready. It is to his credit that the residents have been moved, instead, to a residential school property in the community of Ofra until their new caravans can be completed.
As to the residents' reference to "two new communities," I assume this alludes to Netanyahu's schizoid promise to keep building, even as he doesn't fight for the rights of communities that already exist. One new community, certainly, will be Givat HaYakev, where the former residents of Migron will ultimately be settled.