Bruchin outpost in Samaria officially recognized as settlement (ISRAEL HAYOM) Efrat Forsher and Israel Hayom Staff 08/13/12)
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GOC Central Command´s signature marks final step in regulating the
legalization of the settlement, which was classified as an
unauthorized outpost in the 2004 Sasson Report.
GOC Central Command Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon on Sunday signed an order
authorizing the Bruchin settlement as part of the Samaria Regional
Alon´s signature is the final step in the legalization of the
settlement, which was declared an unauthorized outpost in the 2004
Sasson Report on illegal outposts, since it lacked the defense
minister´s signature on its building plan.
The legalization of Bruchin follows a series of legal appeals by left-
wing organizations demanding the evacuation of a number of
settlements, including Bruchin. Around 100 families live in Bruchin,
which was established by the Israeli government in the late 1990s. In
April, the Prime Minister´s Office announced that three outposts,
Bruchin, Sansana and Rechelim, would be retroactively legalized. The
Israeli government said of its decision said that it was "formalizing
the status" of the settlements in Judea and Samaria.
Construction and development in Bruchin have been halted since the
publication of the Sasson Report. Alon´s signature means that the
settlement officially joins the Samaria Regional Council, becoming
the 31st settlement in the district.
"This is a victory for common sense over politics and the
maliciousness of the leftist, anti-Zionist school of thought," said
council head Gershon Masika. "The prime minister has ended years of
injustice that seriously and unnecessarily harmed the residents of
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