Steinitz advocates legislation solution for Ulpana

May 21, 2012 13:51


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Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz on Monday advocated using legislation to solve the Ulpana outpost controversy.

"If a solution for the Ulpana neighborhood won't be found, I am not afraid of legislating a law on the issue," Steinitz said at a legal conference in Eilat. Since the Supreme Court ordered houses built on private Palestinian land in the outpost to be evacuated, the government has searched for a legal and politically palatable solution to the problem.

"It will not be a law bypassing the high court," Steinitz argued of a legislative approach,"but rather a law in which the Knesset corrects itself. This must not be a political issue, but an issue of simple logic and morals."

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