High Court of Justice demands answers for 'freeze' financial compensation

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December 23, 2009 18:20


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The High Court of Justice heard a complaint on Wednesday brought by various parties, including some representing settlers, against the government and military due to the settlement building moratorium. The hearing before the court pertained to the four petitions against the freeze. During the hearing it became clear to the court that according to the military order to cease construction, there is a clause which calls for the establishment of a compensation claims committee to deal with financial loss or damage. The court agreed with the petitioners that the criteria for demanding compensation were vague. Before the court will hand down a decision it wants the government to explain what will be done about these and other issues. There will also need to be a mechanism for appealing rulings of the committee.

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