Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Israel Legalizes Over 1,600 Homes! (Oh, Thats 1,600 Arab Homes)

The scandal! No doubt Obama and Clinton will be calling up any moment:
Report: Israel legalized over 1,600 unauthorized Palestinian homes
State informs High Court of intention to retroactively authorize dozens of buildings in West Bank settlements such as Nativ Ha'avot, Harsha and Rahelim.

The Civil Administration retroactively legalized 1,611 Palestinian structures built without the necessary permits all over the territories in recent years, according to internal documents obtained by Haaretz.

...In its response to the appeals, the state informed the court that it intends to retroactively authorize dozens of buildings in the settlements of Nativ Ha'avot, the Givat Hayovel outpost in Eli, Harsha and Rahelim.
The key is that the practice of retroactively approval illegal Arab settlements homes is nothing new:
The practice of granting legal status after the fact to illegally built structures is commonly applied in the state's dealings with illegal Palestinian construction. According to internal memos circulated by the office of the Coordinator of Government Activties in the Territories, the state retroactively legalized 956 homes in 14 West Bank towns in 2008 alone.
On the flip side, Israeli Jews want no less:
Meanwhile, the High Court of Justice is deliberating over a number of petitions filed by Israeli settlers demanding that the Civil Administration, which deals with non-military issues in the West Bank, retroactively legalize homes built without permits in Jewish towns there.
Good luck with that.
The Arabs are allowed to create a state free of Jews, no one blinks when they illegally build homes.

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