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Settlers and Settlements: January 7, 2013

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Following a petition filed by Palestinians demanding the demolition of four structures built in the outpost of Sde Boaz without permits, as well as an access road which was built on their land, the Gush Etzion Regional Council submitted a false afidavit to the High Court, claiming that the illegal structures were already inhabited, and therefore a stop work order could not be issued by the court. (The 4th Media)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Settlers and Settlements: November 4, 2012

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The security coordinator of the Avigail outpost in the South Hebron Hills used his IDF issued vehicle, which is designated for security related uses, to transport building materials for illegal construction, in violation of army regulations.

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

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November 4th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Military and Security Forces: November 1, 2012

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Pini Shendorfi, a soldier in the Netzach Yehuda battalion (Nahal Haredi), refused an order to relieve Border Police officers, who were slated to evict several illegally constructed buildings in the settlement of Yitzhar. (The Yeshiva World)

(Hebrew – HaKol HaYehudi)

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November 1st, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Political: June 14, 2012

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Ramat-HaNegev Regional Council has issued stop-work and demolition orders against infrastructure work for the tent city being built in the south to house thousands of asylum seekers.  Head of Council Shmulik Rifman said that “the work started as a result of improper conduct by the Ministry of Defense, which started the work without the proper permits, and therefore we issued the demolition order.”

(Hebrew - Ynet)

Settlers and Settlements: June 11, 2012

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The settlers who will be evicted from Givat HaUlpana, a neighborhood in the settlement of Beit El, will be housed in mobile homes erected without building permits, after Deputy Attorney General Mike Balas waived the need for permits citing “urgent military requirements.” (Ha’aretz)

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June 11th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Settlers and Settlements: May 26, 2012

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In the last year, the Civil Administration opened about three times as many cases for illegal construction against Palestinians than it did against settlers in Area C of the West Bank, which is under Israeli control. This, despite the fact that the settler population of 300,000 is twice as large as the Palestinian population in the area. Further, a database prepared in 2007 shows that almost all settlements build illegally on private Palestinian lands.

(Hebrew)

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May 26th, 2012 at 10:19 am

Settlers and Settlements: May 6, 2012

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Despite an order issued by the Civil Administration last week, unknown individuals have continued construction work at the Ein al-Qaws spring near the villages of Nabi Salih and Dir Nizam.

(Hebrew)

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May 6th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Internal Security: December 26, 2011

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The Mehina Lechaim project, which aims to incorporate graduates of pre-army training programs and Hesder yeshivas [?] in the police force, was held in illegally constructed buildings in the Tzofit outpost, in violation of police regulations which forbid the housing and training of police officers in buildings constructed without permits.

(Hebrew)

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December 26th, 2011 at 10:47 am

Judiciary: November 28, 2011

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The High Court of Justice approved another postponement of the evacuation of the illegal outpost of Givat Assaf in the Shomron region.  The evacuation is postponed until at least July 2012, at which time the State will submit its position to the court.

(Hebrew)

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November 28th, 2011 at 11:13 am

Military and Security Forces: November 27, 2011

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The Ministry of Defense approved two construction plans containing 119 housing units in the settlement of Shilo in the Binyamin Sector.  The plans retroactively approve 40 housing units which were constructed without permits.

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November 27th, 2011 at 12:37 pm