Protection of Civilians Weekly Report, 27 July - 02 August 2011
The Israeli Supreme Court ordered on 2 August the dismantlement of what is considered to be the largest settlement outpost (Migron), which was built without permit on private Palestinian land. The authorities intend to relocate the settlers to an extension to be built in a nearby settlement. All settlements are illegal under International Humanitarian Law, regardless of their planning status. Settlements are also one of the main factors behind access restrictions, insecurity and displacement of Palestinians in the West Bank, undermining the living conditions of many Palestinians in the West Bank.