Ulpana eviction raises legal issues (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Aviad Glickman Published: 06.03.12, 22:58)
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Attorney general holds consultations on Netanyahu´s plan to evacuate
Beit El neighborhood
Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein on Sunday held a lengthy discussion
on a solution for the Ulpana neighborhood´s evacuation. He then
presented the problems raised during the meeting to Prime Minister
The meeting was attended by senior officials in the State
Prosecutor´s Office, government officials, military elements,
international law experts and the cabinet secretary.
The officials discussed the possibility of moving the neighborhood to
an abandoned military base and it was decided to further explore the
Senior legal elements said there was a problem in setting up a
neighborhood on military territory. Firstly, the land, which had been
expropriated by the State for security reasons, cannot now be used
for other purposes. Secondly, there is the issue of original
landowner, who may claim the land back at some point.
Weinstein also addressed the question of whether Netanyahu´s plan
will serve as a precedent for future outpost evacuations.
He stressed that the High Court ruling on Ulpana is not a binding
precedent as it was based on the state´s consent. Additional
discussions are expected on the matter.
Earlier on Sunday, Netanyahu presented the cabinet with the
principles for his plan to evict the residents of the Ulpana
neighborhood. (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet 06/03/12)
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