State looking to authorize illegal settler buildings

Decision comes in response to High Court petitions regarding illegal construction in W. Bank, Defense Ministry’s settlement advisor says.

By
May 1, 2011 00:21
1 minute read.
Israeli flag over settlements (illustrative).

Israeli flag flutters over settlement of Ofra 311 R. (photo credit: Laszlo Balogh / Reuters)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

The state is expected to tell the High Court of Justice today that it is looking to authorize illegal Jewish construction in certain areas of the West Bank on state land – including in the Givat HaYovel outpost near the Eli settlement.

It is submitting a response to a number of High Court petitions regarding illegal construction, both in West Bank settlements and outposts, Defense Ministry’s settlement advisor, Eitan Broshi, said.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


RELATED:
Abbas says Netanyahu must choose settlements or peace
Think Again: The irrelevance of the settlements to peace

According to the Broshi the state is weighing authorization of homes on State land in certain instances.

The process of authorization could take up to two years, he said. During that time work must stop on illegal homes on State land that are under construction, and no one can live in those homes during that time, he added.

Additionally, he said, the State plans to evacuate – either by force or by agreement – certain outpost homes on private Palestinian land.

Broshi spoke in general terms of the state response to the High Court of Justice, but did not provide exact details.

JPOST VIDEOS THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU:


For over a year the State has provided responses to the court regarding illegal construction that fall along the lines of the basic principles that Broshi outlined.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Riot
August 31, 2014
Rioting resumes throughout east Jerusalem Saturday night

By DANIEL K. EISENBUD