Israel: Netanyahu wants to adopt a legalized settlement report (radio)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to adopt a legal legalize
outposts and removing legal obstacles to the expansion of other settlements
in the West Bank, said Wednesday the public radio.
Netanyahu intends to adopt some of the principles contained in the report written
by three lawyers, including former Supreme Court Justice Edmund Levy and introduced
in early July, said the radio.
The report estimates that Israel is not an "occupying military power" and that international law does not prohibit the establishment and expansion of settlements.
The radio did not specify the date of the adoption of this report, denounced by the
Palestinians and the Left Opposition, while expecting that Netanyahu asked his
Government to vote before the elections January 22.
The spokesman for the Prime Minister declined to comment.
Interviewed by the radio, the Minister of Transport Israel Katz, a close friend of
Netanyahu, said he welcomed "the decision provided the Government to adopt
According to him, such a measure would be "a clear message emphasizing the
right of Jews to settle in Judea and Samaria (ie: West Bank) and live normally like
Mr. Katz has ensured that the adoption of the report was not an annexation of theWest Bank. "Nobody has the intention to annex the Palestinian people," he said.
According to public radio, Netanyahu had put this report in the elbow recent months for fear of an outcry from the international community.
But with the approach of elections, notably in order to obtain the support of the
more rightist wing of his party Likud and the settlers, it is now willing to adopt
"specific provisions" of the report, commented on the radio.
Netanyahu fears a rise of the ultras of colonization, led by Moshe Feiglin, who make
infiltration within the bodies of the Likud years. In adopting the report Lévy, Netanyahu
would cut the ground from under the feet of the Likud hawks, according to commentators.
The report calls for the legalization of Lévy most of the hundreds of scattered
outposts in the occupied West Bank and says that Jews have "the right to settle
anywhere in the West Bank, especially in areas remained under Israeli control
under agreements signed with the Palestinian Authority. " The document refers to the autonomy agreements leaving 60% of the West Bank under Israeli control.
The international community considers all Israeli settlements as illegal, whether
or not approved by the Israeli government.
The Defence Minister Ehud Barak, who runs a small independent party,
held in a statement that the adoption of the report Lévy "will cause political damage to Israel while strengthening its isolation in the world."
"The prime minister is playing with fire when the situation among the
Palestinians who have offers no political horizon is explosive,
" added the deputy Yisrael Hasson, of the centrist Kadima party
Left, the Labour leader Shelly Yachimovich denounced an "electioneering in bad taste."
Google translation :)
Interesting article about liberal jews
Betrayal of Israel by liberal Jews
Settlers everywhere ?? lol
In: Other Middle East
Tags: israel, settlers, colony, palestine, occupying, military, Netanyahu, West Bank
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