Israel’s Rule of Annexation in West Bank*

Israel’s Rule of Annexation in West Bank*

Israel is due to evacuate more than 300 settlers from the Amona outpost, a colony built on land belonging to Palestinians in three nearby villages near Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank.

The evacuation was ordered by Israel’s high court, with 25 December as the deadline.

But legislators, backed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, are pushing the so-called Regulation Bill through Israel’s parliament, the Knesset. If passed, it would retroactively legalize all of the approximately 100 unauthorized outposts built on privately owned Palestinian land throughout the West Bank.

The Israeli government meanwhile intends to relocate Amona’s settlers to private Palestinian land – “replacing one land theft by another,” as the anti-settlement group Peace Now has said.

Israel’s deputy minister of defense stated that the Regulation Bill is “a historic law that will put an end to the high court terror of the radical left.”

According to Ziv Stahl, research director of the human rights group Yesh Din, the legislation would make Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, the effective ruling body of the West Bank.

“Once the Knesset is the sovereign, we are not talking about a rule of occupation in the West Bank, we’re talking about a rule of annexation in the West Bank.”

Video by Keren Manor/Activestills, translation by Deema Darawshy.


Related Topics:

For Greater Israel: Israeli Legal Jurisdiction to be Extended to Judea and Samaria*

For Greater Israel: 3,200 acres of Palestinian Land Near Jerusalem*

Greater Israel” Requires the Breaking up of Existing Arab States*

Greater Israel and the Tale of Two Temples*

When the Bible mentioned ‘Israel’ it did not mean Judea*

When Palestine was 85% Arab, 15% Israeli and U.K. and U.S. Paid the Jews from the Caucasus to Live There*

Israeli Prepares to Build Illegal Settlement that would Split West Bank in Two*

Israeli lawmaker Accuses Tel Aviv of “ethnic cleansing” the West Bank*

West Bank Charity Continues Ancient Duty to Feed the Hungry*