Picture of Israeli settlers in the settlement outpost of Amona, which was established in 1997, in the occupied West Bank on Dec. 15, 2016. / AFP / MENAHEM KAHANA
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The Israeli government Tuesday asked the country's supreme court for a "final" extension of a deadline to evict 40 families from a West Bank settlement outpost, the justice ministry said.The court ruled in 2014 that the settlers at Amona, northeast of Ramallah, must go because the outpost was found to have been built on private Palestinian land in the occupied territory.The dispute over whether to demolish the outpost has taken on international importance because of concern over settlement expansion in the West Bank, occupied by Israel since 1967 .Settlements such as Amona are called outposts – those that Israel has not approved.
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