Outpost advocate ‘appointed to legalization committee’

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Maan News Agency | Jan 31, 2012

TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma’an) — Israel has appointed a lawyer paid by settlers to advocate legalizing settler outposts to a government committee examining how to allow unauthorized settlements, Israeli media reported.

Alan Baker, who lives in settlement Har Adar, was hired by an outpost legalization advocacy outfit, and nine days ago issued a legal opinion stating that Israel was authorized to lease Palestinian land deemed ‘abandoned’ to Jewish-only settlements, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported.

The opinion contradicts a legal opinion from Israel’s Justice Ministry 20 years ago, the report said.

Baker will now join two Israeli judges to on the government committee examining the use of Palestinian land for more settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Meanwhile, Israelis living in a settler outpost that was ordered to be dismantled by the High Court plan to flood courts with petitions to demolish Bedouin buildings in the Negev, Haaretz reported.

Moves to take down the Ramallah-district Migron outpost sparked violent clashes between settlers and Israeli forces, and a series of ‘price tag’ attacks on Palestinian and Israeli army property.

Settler attacks in the West Bank against Palestinians increased by more than 50 percent in 2011, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

The international community regards all settlements built on occupied Palestinian land to be illegal, while the Israel government distinguishes between the more than 100 state-sponsored settlements and dozens of unauthorized outposts.

Source and more at the Maan News Agency

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Israel’s Jerusalem municipality plans to build more than 50,000 (updated Dec 3, 2011: 85.000) new homes in the city’s occupied eastern sector over two decades:

  • 23,628 homes have already been approved, 20,263 in East Jerusalem and 3,365 in the west.
  • 13,824 are pending review, 12,819 in East Jerusalem and 1,005 in the west.
  • 23,266 housing units are still in planning stages, 19,281 in the east and 3,985 in the west.

Of these, the municipality plans:

  • 10,366 homes in northern East Jerusalem, including illegal Israeli settlement Pisgat Zeev and Palestinian town Beit Hanina.
  • 5,239 homes in southern East Jerusalem, including Gilo settlement and Palestinian district Beit Safafa.
  • 4,886 new units in central eastern Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan and Jerusalem’s Old City.

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