Israel’s government says 30 Jewish families have consented to leave an unauthorized West Bank settler outpost, suggesting their court-ordered evacuation can proceed peacefully.
The Israeli Supreme Court gave the government until July 1 to dismantle the Ulpana enclave, which was built on privately held Palestinian land. Israel considers such construction illegal, while authorizing construction elsewhere on West Bank lands the Palestinians claim for a future state.
The five apartment buildings where the settlers live are to be uprooted and moved to a site nearby.
The government said in a statement Wednesday that it would ask the court for three months to move the buildings.
The government has also vowed to build 300 more homes in a nearby settlement.
Settler representatives could not immediately be reached for comment.