Middle East

Israeli settlers reject compromise, brace for evacuation

  • A view of Amona, an unauthorized Israeli outpost in the West Bank, east of the Palestinian town of Ramallah, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. Local residents have rejected what looks to be a final compromise with the Israeli government and evacuation of the outpost in expected soon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    A view of Amona, an unauthorized Israeli outpost in the West Bank, east of the Palestinian town of Ramallah, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. Local residents have rejected what looks to be a final compromise with the Israeli government and evacuation of the outpost in expected soon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Jewish settler covered in a prayer shawl prays in Amona, an unauthorized Israeli outpost in the West Bank, east of the Palestinian town of Ramallah, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. Local residents have rejected what looks to be a final compromise with the Israeli government and evacuation of the outpost in expected soon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    A Jewish settler covered in a prayer shawl prays in Amona, an unauthorized Israeli outpost in the West Bank, east of the Palestinian town of Ramallah, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. Local residents have rejected what looks to be a final compromise with the Israeli government and evacuation of the outpost in expected soon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)  (The Associated Press)

  • YOung Jewish settlers move barricades to block the entrance to Amona, an unauthorized Israeli outpost in the West Bank, east of the Palestinian town of Ramallah, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. Local residents have rejected what looks to be a final compromise with the Israeli government and evacuation of the outpost in expected soon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    YOung Jewish settlers move barricades to block the entrance to Amona, an unauthorized Israeli outpost in the West Bank, east of the Palestinian town of Ramallah, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. Local residents have rejected what looks to be a final compromise with the Israeli government and evacuation of the outpost in expected soon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)  (The Associated Press)

Residents of the West Bank settlement outpost of Amona are bracing for a forced evacuation after rejecting a final compromise to voluntarily leave their homes.

They said on Thursday the government offer didn't meet the needs of all families there. Other settlers have arrived in solidarity.

Amona is the largest of about 100 unauthorized outposts — erected without permission but generally tolerated by the Israeli government — that dot the West Bank.

In 2014, Israel's Supreme Court ordered Amona to be evacuated, after it determined the outpost was built on private Palestinian land, giving the government until this Dec. 25 to tear down the outpost's 50 trailer homes. The outpost, built in the 1990s, stretches out over a rugged, grassy hilltop and looks out across the valley onto Palestinian villages.