Israel: Bill to legalize [sic] West Bank squats moves through Knesset

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December 7, 2016
United Press International    
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"Legislation aimed at legalizing nearly 4,000 Jewish homes in the West Bank moved forward in Israel's Knesset, potentially breaking an impasse. A new version of a bill, retroactively making about 100 unauthorized-but-tolerated settlements in the West Bank legal unless it can be demonstrated the homes are built on private land, was approved Monday by Israel's Ministerial Committee for Legislation and quickly passed in a preliminary vote in the legislature." [editor's note: Since the West Bank isn't in Israel, the Knesset has no jurisdiction to "legalize" the squats on stolen land there. The applicable law is the Fourth Geneva Convention, under which the squats are illegal - TLK] (12/06/16)  

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