Regavim Petitions Against Illegal Arab Outpost (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Elad Benari 04/04/12)
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Regavim, an NGO watchdog group for Jewish national property rights,
recently filed a petition with the Supreme Court against an illegal
Arab outpost currently being established in Susya on state land.
Susya is located on the southern edge of the Hevron Hills, between
Kiryat Arba-Hevron and Arad.
Regavim’s attorney, Amir Fisher, wondered in a conversation with
Arutz Sheva on Tuesday why is it that the Civil Administration knows
how to enforce the law when it comes to Jews but does not do the same
when it comes to Arabs.
“Palestinians everywhere are building freely without obtaining
building permits and yet the Civil Administration ignores this,” said
Fisher. “They built near an Arab outpost near Susya, on state land.
Not only did the Civil Administration not remove them, they ordered
local Jewish farmers to leave the area so as to prevent friction.”
Fisher said that the illegal outpost was built by an Arab family from
the PA-controlled town of Yatta. “First they built a tent, then a hut
and then buildings. Instead of destroying their buildings which were
constructed without a permit on state land, the local commanding
officer ordered that the Jews be moved out.”
He explained that Regavim’s petition is intended to balance the one-
sided picture that has been formed in recent years.
“Unfortunately, Defense Minister Ehud Barak does not permit Jews to
build, even in places that have certificates and outline plans, which
actually forces people to be criminals,” said Fisher. “The use of
petitions is effective, because it brings the true facts before the
Court. Until now this method was only used by left-wing
organizations, and it is time that we change the hearts and minds of
the judges. We show them that the Palestinians are building villas,
castles and huge schools, and all without a permit.”
Arutz Sheva asked the IDF spokesman and the Civil Administration for
a comment on Regavim’s claims, but no comment has been received as of
yet. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/04/12)
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