Is The Justice Minister Promoting A Legal Revolution In The West Bank?

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By Tovah Lazaroff.. Ayelet Shaked speaks to the ‘Post’ about a law that could alter how Israel’s legislation applies to Judea and Samaria, but its critics say it’s unconstitutional and tantamount to annexation. The Settlements Regulations Law revolutionizes Israel’s perception of how the country’s laws relate to Judea and Samaria, Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Bayit Yehudi) told The Jerusalem Post in an interview late last week (week 36, 2016). “We want to revolutionize our [legal] perception,” she said. [Photo top right: Ayelet Shaked – Credit:Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post].  “Foremost is that it is possible for [the Knesset] to legislate [for Judea and Samaria] and in addition that we don’t solve one injustice with another.” Shaked spoke in advance of the expected submission to the High Court of Justice, possibly as early as Sunday, of a Knesset legal opinion with regard to the legality of the Settlements Regulation Law.

Shaked has been a vocal advocate for the law that retroactively legalizes close to 4,000 settler homes illegally built on private Palestinian property in exchange for monetary compensation.

Its opponents have argued that it undermines four decades of legal principles that have guided the High Court’s decisions regarding the West Bank. Read the full story.



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