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Plans to legalise or move illegal outpost both threaten Palestinian land

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Published: 27 September 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Palestinians fight to prove West Bank land ownership – Shlomi Eldar – Al-Monitor 23.09.16
Palestinians living in villages near the illegal outpost of Amona are fighting to prove their ownership of the land on which a pro-settler campaign is planning to relocate it.

Bennett slams Netanyahu, Likud over handling of illegal West Bank outpost
– Yotam Berger – Haaretz 25.09.16
Israeli Education Minister says he will craft a bill that will 'legitimise in one thrust' all Jewish construction in the West Bank and prevent any further evacuations. 25 Likud MKs have called for a bill that would leave the homes at illegal outposts in place.

'Bill legalising Amona would be the end of Israeli democracy'
– Arutz Sheva 25.09.16
Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit warns in closed-door meeting that amending the Absentee Property law to enable government to ‘regularise’ ownership of illegal occupiers and compensate claimants would constitute ‘a mortal blow to the foundations of the rule of law,’ adding that it would mark, in effect, an ‘end to democracy’ in Israel.

And see: Meet the NGO writing Israeli policy in the West Bank August 16, 2016

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