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Judiciary: 24 January, 2011

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The Supreme Court sharply criticized the handling of illegal construction in the Occupied West Bank. In the course of hearing the appeal by Yesh Din over the demolition of two structures  built on privately-owned Palestinian land near Beth El, Chief Justice Dorit Beinish said to the representatives for the State: “Priorities are a magic word. They were never put into operation. Where do those priorities you are talking about exist?”

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January 24th, 2011 at 3:02 am

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Military and Security Forces: 8 January, 2011

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A Palestinian who lives in the village of Dura Al Qara in the Occupied West Bank appealed to the Supreme Court demanding the enforcement of demolition orders issued for structures built on his land. Five large permanent structures are currently being built on land owned by Palestinian individuals. These lands were seized in the nineteen seventies by the Israeli army, for temporary military use. The appellant has recently noticed ground-breaking work being done to prepare for the construction of civilian structures on the seized lands, probably for residential use by the Beth El settlement.

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January 8th, 2011 at 2:04 am