Yesh Din: Levy c'tee on W. Bank outposts was born in sin

July 9, 2012 12:31


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Yesh Din attorney Michael Sfard on Monday slammed a government-initiated report on West Bank outposts, saying the legal committee was "born in sin."   

The report recommended that illegal West Bank Jewish communities be  transformed into new settlements where possible. It was authored by three legal experts: former Supreme Court justice Edmund Levy; former Foreign Ministry legal adviser Alan Baker; and former deputy president of the Tel Aviv District Court Tchia Shapira.

Yesh Din, a human rights organization, said that the committee was founded in order to authorize crime and it fully fulfilled this task. "It is not a legal report but an ideological report that ignores basic principles of the rule of law," said Sfard.

"It seems as though the committee members fell down the rabbit hole, and their report was written in Wonderland where the absurd law rules - there is no occupation, no illegal outposts, and seemingly no Palestinian state. It must be said in the language of Alice [in Wonderland]: This is the most stupid tea party I've seen in my life." 

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