Today in Palestine! ~ Sunday, 10 May 2015



Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing / Judaization / Restrictions on movement

Govt. to legalise settlement outposts

Northern West Bank settlement outpost of Esh Kodesh/Photo: Peace Now Price Tag, Oren Rozen

AIC 10 May by Connie Hackbarth — Israel’s new government is planning to “legalise” West Bank settlement construction conducted in contravention of Israeli law, according to the coalition agreement between Linkud and the Jewish Home. This stands in stark contrast to the demolition policy implemented by Israel against Palestinian-owned homes built without permits — The English-language daily Jerusalem Post reports, based on unofficial copies of the Likud-Jewish Home coalition agreement, that within one month a professional team will be created to formulate a plan for the authorisation of settlement construction in the West Bank – both settlement outposts and building within recognised settlements – that were built “without the involvement of the authorities”, i.e. without the requisite permits. Settlement outposts appeared following the 1993 Oslo Accord, in which the Israeli…

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