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Left-wing group calls for Evyatar residents to shoulder cost of maintaining outpost

Settlers at the illegal West Bank outpost Evyatar before evacuating it as part of a deal with the government, July 2, 2021 (Courtesy)
Settlers at the illegal West Bank outpost Evyatar before evacuating it as part of a deal with the government, July 2, 2021 (Courtesy)

The Combatants for Peace activist group calls for residents of the illegal Evyatar outpost to shoulder the costs to the state of a compromise agreement that saw them leave the wildcat West Bank community without it being demolished.

In a letter sent to Defense Minister Benny Gantz, Justice Minister Benny Gantz and State Prosecutor Amit Aisman, the left-wing organization says the costs of having IDF troops guard the site and conducting a land survey should come out of the settlers’ pockets.

“In light of the fact that the founders of the Evyatar outpost… in their actions and/or oversights caused the damage, they are the ones who should bear [the cost] and compensate the state for it,” the letter says

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