Shiloh settlement in West Bank 311.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu promised to form an outpost committee by the
end of the week when he spoke with the Likud faction in the Knesset on Monday
and with Likud ministers on Sunday prior to the cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem
office. Netanyahu initially pledged to create such a committee on October 11,
but to date has yet to do so.
The panel is expected to be composed of legal
experts who will examine land statuses in Judea and Samaria, including land
privately owned by Palestinians on which Israeli homes have been constructed
without full authorization.
The Likud politicians who proposed the
committee hope that it will prevent any future demolitions of such homes.