Published: Mon, February 05, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Israel Begins Legalizing West Bank Outpost After Settler Killed There

Israel Begins Legalizing West Bank Outpost After Settler Killed There

Israeli Police and Israel Security Forces (ISA) also conducted a wide-scale operation in Abu Dis Saturday overnight, encountering Palestinian rioters who hurled a grenade as forces arrested six Palestinians suspected of taking part in an attack on an Israeli civilian who mistakenly entered the West Bank village located near the Jerusalem border.

The proposal authorized Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman to instruct relevant government bodies to examine the legal aspects of recognizing Havat Gilad as an official settlement.

It is worth mentioning that Havat Gilad was illegally built on stolen Palestinian lands in the year 2002, and is now inhabited by 40 families.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the decision to retroactively authorize the 50-family outpost of Havat Gilad was meant to "allow the continuation of normal life there".

Mr Trump's reversal of decades of USA policy enraged Palestinians, who want to create an independent state in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip with East Jerusalem as their capital.

"A month ago our dear friend Raziel [Shevach] was murdered and instead of sitting here and mourning we decided that we would not give in and we fought together with his widow Yael to have a cemetery built here, to have him buried here and to have Havat Gilad recognized".

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We were not ready for the call. "I can't say that I would do anything differently based on what I saw and heard", he told NBC. The employee, who has since been terminated, said he worked at the Hawaii agency for 11.5 years. "I feel awful about it".

Last year, after Trump took office, the Israeli cabinet for the first time in more than 20 years approved an entirely new settlement, called Amihai, in the Binyamin region of Samaria. We will not rest until we bring them to justice.

"We vowed to build the land of Israel", says Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) ahead of the meeting.

The following week, Israeli troops searching for his attackers shot dead a Palestinian suspect in the city of Jenin in the northern West Bank, about 35km north of Havat Gilad.

"Anyone who thinks that through the abominable murder of a resident of Havat Gilad, a father of 6, they would break our spirits and weaken us is making a bitter mistake", he said.

"When Lieberman talks about "legalizing" Havat Gilad, he is actually saying that it is permissible to steal, as long as the victim is a Palestinian", Meretz chairwoman Zehava Galon tweeted. In order to accomodate parts of the outpost that may not meet the requirement of being on private or state land, the Cabinet statement said the new settlement would "absorb residents from the area".

Government lawmakers, on the other hand, praised the cabinet's decision.

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