Archive for the ‘Private lands’ tag
The state prosecution told the High Court yesterday it would not demolish three structures being built on private Palestinian land in the Beit El settlement by May 2012, due to the IDF’s operational needs in the West Bank. The buildings are being built on private Palestinian land and still uninhabited. In April 2010 the government committed to demolish the buildings within a year.
The Ministerial Committee for Legislation is due to discuss Sunday a bill that would legalize construction on private Palestinian land. According to the bill, initiated by Habayit Hayehudi MK Zevulun Orlev, Palestinian owners could not demand the clearing of residential construction on their land if they failed to claim it for 4 years since the construction’s conclusion. The bill would allow the court to compensate the claimant or provide him with an alternative tract of land that would both be nearby and of equal value.
An internal report prepared by the Military Attorney-General determines that 60% of the lands of the Derech Ha’Avot outpost in the Gush Etzion area of the West Bank are private Palestinian lands. The land-owners had already petitioned the High Court of Justice in 2002, but the government and State Attorney have refrained from publishing the findings of the report since then, citing various excusesץ