25 MKs in Bid to Limit Supreme Court, Stop Expulsions (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Maayana Miskin 04/08/12)
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Twenty-five MKs have signed a petition calling for a law that would
prevent the Supreme Court from continuing to order demolitions in
Judea and Samaria.
Deputy Knesset speaker MK Danny Danon (Likud) called Sunday to
assemble the Knesset prior to the next scheduled session, in order to
vote on the measure. “The Knesset has the power to change the one-
sided approach guiding the Supreme Court when it comes to Judea and
Samaria once and for all,” he said.
“The Likud will not expel Jews,” Danon declared.
The bill Danon proposes be made law as soon as possible would put an
end to the use of forcible expulsion to solve Arab land claims.
Instead, if Arabs claimed ownership of land in Judea and Samaria on
which Israelis were living with authorization from the state, the
Israeli residents would remain and the Arab plaintiffs would be given
The bill notes that compensation would be given only in a case where
the plaintiffs could prove ownership.
“The Supreme Court is preventing the government from doing its job,”
Danon accused. With the new law, he said, “We will prevent the
expulsion of Jews from their homes, and we won’t get another verdict
[like those regarding] Migron or the eviction from the Machpelah
“Likud was elected in order to build, not to destroy. We will not
allow Peace Now and the rest of the extreme left to see pictures of
Jews expelling Jews,” Danon stated.
The bill has supporters not only in Likud, but also in Ichud Leumi,
Habayit Hayehudi, Shas, United Torah Judaism, and Kadima. Support has
increased in recent days, following a last-minute decision to expel
Jews from the Machpelah House in Hevron. Jews were expelled despite
having legally purchased the home after Hevron’s Arab mayor
questioned the sale. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 04/08/12)
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