Netanyahu: Bills to legalize Ulpana would harm settlements

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June 4, 2012 16:36
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday said that bills being raised in the Knesset to legalize settlements would actually harm the settlement enterprise.

Right-wing activists have called on ministers to prevent the demolition by supporting two bills – by MKs Ya’acov Katz (National Union) and Zevulun Orlev (Habayit Hayehudi) – that would retroactively legalize unauthorized West Bank Jewish construction, such as the Ulpana homes.

"The bills would ultimately lead to the evacuation of the outpost," Netanyahu said. "In addition, the bills would be struck down in the Supreme Court and would also harm Israel's standing within the international community."

The prime minister also said that his government is for both the rule of law and settlements, and added the he doesn't view the two as mutually exclusive. Referring to the Ulpana outpost, which the High Court of Justice ordered evacuated by July 1, Netanyahu said: "Even though the High Court decision is difficult for some to accept, we must must respect it."

The prime minister added that he had met with two of the families from Ulpana, calling them the "salt of the earth."

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