Illegal Jewish settlers agree to leave the Ulpana enclave


The government has said 30 Jewish families have agreed to leave an illegal West Bank settler outpost, suggesting their court-ordered evacuation can proceed peacefully.

The Supreme Court gave the government until 1 July to dismantle the Ulpana enclave, which was built on private Palestinian land. Israel considers such settlements illegal, but it permits construction on other land which Palestinians claim for a future state.

The settlers live in five apartment buildings, and they will be moved to a site near by. The government has also said it will build 300 more homes in a nearby settlement.