Court: Palestinians must stop building near Sussiya (JERUSALEM POST) By YONAH BOB 06/08/12)
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The High Court of Justice on Thursday issued an interim order
stopping approximately 30 Palestinians from building in the area of
the Sussiya settlement, in the South Hebron Hills.
The order came in response to a petition filed by the Regavim
organization asking that the court order the Civil Administration of
Judea and Samaria to demolish what it characterized as illegally
built Palestinian structures.
Palestinians with completed structures and those seeking to continue
to build in the area asked the court to order the civil
administration not to issue any demolition orders.
In the ruling, Supreme Court President Asher Grunis separated the
various parties into categories.
One group of Palestinians has 45 days to consult with Regavim, the
civil administration and other parties to clarify which of its
buildings are in dispute, which are not and which are already under
order for demolition.
If no agreement is reached between the sides identifying which
buildings and plots of land are in dispute, they are to notify the
court, which will hold another hearing on the issue.
A smaller group of Palestinians is to update the court within 90 days
with respect to permits its members are seeking regarding building in
The court issued an interim order preventing any construction because
the Palestinians involved had continued work even after Regavim filed
the petition on February 21.
The Regavim movement says that it aims, among other things, to
highlight the issues surrounding Arab land expansion and to prevent
it by educating the public.
More broadly, it views itself as “setting a Jewish, Zionist agenda
for the State of Israel, toward official Zionistic policies by all
the authorities, with an emphasis on the land and its preservation,”
according to its website. (© 1995-2011, The Jerusalem Post 06/08/12)
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