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Eviatar outpost residents agree to final government evacuation plan

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Jewish settlers lift an Israeli flag in the newly-established outpost of Eviatar, near the northern Palestinian city of Nablus in the West Bank, on June 28, 2021.
Menahem Kahana / AFPJewish settlers lift an Israeli flag in the newly-established outpost of Eviatar, near the northern Palestinian city of Nablus in the West Bank, on June 28, 2021.

Under the government's plan, a Jewish school will be established in the outpost in several months

Residents of Eviatar gave final approval to a government plan for the outpost’s evacuation early Wednesday, according to the Samaria Regional Council, two months after it was built illegally by settler families in the West Bank.

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A yeshiva, or Talmudic school, will be founded in the settlement after the residents leave by the end of the week, in accordance with the agreement.

"Out of the hardship, a yeshiva will be established in Eviatar and later a glorious settlement," said Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan.

Under the agreement, the Defense Ministry will establish a base for a company of soldiers to man the outpost. The task of surveying the land is also placed on the Defense Ministry, which has six months to do so.

The ministry will also assess land claims to approve settlement building on state lands not proven owned by Palestinians.

Israeli media reported settlers praising the deal as progress toward building the Land of Israel.