The High Court of Justice on Thursday issued an interim order stopping
approximately 30 Palestinians from building in the area of the Sussiya
settlement, in the South Hebron Hills.
The order came in response to a
petition filed by the Regavim organization asking that the court order the Civil
Administration of Judea and Samaria to demolish what it characterized as
illegally built Palestinian structures.
Palestinians with completed
structures and those seeking to continue to build in the area asked the court to
order the civil administration not to issue any demolition orders.
ruling, Supreme Court President Asher Grunis separated the various parties into
One group of Palestinians has 45 days to consult with
Regavim, the civil administration and other parties to clarify which of its
buildings are in dispute, which are not and which are already under order for
If no agreement is reached between the sides identifying
which buildings and plots of land are in dispute, they are to notify the court,
which will hold another hearing on the issue.
A smaller group of
Palestinians is to update the court within 90 days with respect to permits its
members are seeking regarding building in the area.
The court issued an
interim order preventing any construction because the Palestinians involved had
continued work even after Regavim filed the petition on February 21.
Regavim movement says that it aims, among other things, to highlight the issues
surrounding Arab land expansion and to prevent it by educating the
More broadly, it views itself as “setting a Jewish, Zionist
agenda for the State of Israel, toward official Zionistic policies by all the
authorities, with an emphasis on the land and its preservation,” according to
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