Amona Residents Accept Israeli Government Relocation Deal

The Israeli flag flutters as settlers one in a prayer shawls or Talit bunker down on the roof of one of the nine houses marked for destruction in the Amona settlement in the West Bank, northeast of the town of Ramallah, 31 January 2006.
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Jewish Press reports: The residents of Amona have approved a deal worked out after an all-night session with a government negotiator, with 45 voting to approve the arrangement, 25 opposed and two abstentions.

According to the terms of the deal, 24 caravans will immediately be placed at the new location within the selected spot with the municipal boundaries of the existing hilltop community of Amona, instead of the 12 caravans originally suggested in the previous proposal.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was an active participant in the process, meeting throughout the night with representatives in order to reach the agreement.

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