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Archive for April 21st, 2012

Settlers and Settlements: April 21, 2012‎

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The Jerusalem District Court ordered the eviction of six settler families from a Palestinian house they invaded in Tel Rumeida neighbourhood in Hebron by May 15, after ruling that the purchase documents presented by the settlers were forged.

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April 21st, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Judiciary: April 21, 2012‎

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Tel Aviv District Court Judge, Oded Mudrik, criticized the police, the state attorney and the court administration for their handling of classification certificates for classified case materials. The Minister of the Interior issues these certificates upon request from the police or the state attorney, and defense lawyers claim that the lengthy period allowed for issuing certificates prevents them from examining case materials and defending their clients. Judge Mudrik said that he was dissatisfied with the handling of certificates, adding “I cannot understand, and my experience in this matter is substantial, why it should take a month a half to issue a certificate.”

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Military and Security Forces: April 21, 2012‎

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The IDF bulldozed around 500 olives trees near Salfit claiming that the area is state land.

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April 21st, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Political: April 21, 2012‎

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Minister of Strategic Affairs Moshe “Bogie” Yaalon (Likud), said that evacuating the Ulpana neighborhood in the West Bank settlement of Beit El may lead to the dissolution of the government coalition. “We have said that we must not remove the neighborhood,” said Yaalon. “This is a neighborhood of 15 buildings with six apartments in each building, of completely normative people, and all of a sudden they are being told off because a Palestinian claimed the land belongs to him.” The High Court ruled that the state must evacuate the neighborhood by May 1, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked the State Prosecutor’s Office to examine whether a motion could be made to the High Court to further delay the evacuation order.