A continuation of land theft by other means

The Regulation Bill will remove the final protection for Palestinian landowners in the West Bank

February 7, 2017 12:58
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Efrat West Bank

Palestinian labourers work at a construction site in Efrat. (photo credit: REUTERS)

ONE OF several generous government gifts to appease the settler lobby following the evacuation of the Amona outpost, Israel’s new Regulation Bill, which has passed its first reading in the Knesset, is now ready to be put to the final vote whenever the coalition sees fit.

The bill will retroactively transfer ownership of privately owned land that Israeli authorities took over from Palestinians for the purpose of settlement construction – either actively or through their tacit approval for the direct actions of settlers.


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