Ministers unanimously approved the Regulation Law despite Netanyahu

Tonight (Sunday), the Ministerial Committee for Legislation unanimously approved the controversial Regulation Law that seeks to regulate the status of construction on lands belonging to Palestinians and prevent the forced evacuation of the Amona settlement. 7 ministers supported the move while no one opposed it including the 5 Likud ministers.
Protests against Amona evacuation Photo credit: Channel 2 News

Tonight (Sunday), the Ministerial Committee for Legislation unanimously approved the controversial Regulation Law that seeks to regulate the status of construction on lands belonging to Palestinians and prevent the forced evacuation of the Amona settlement. 7 ministers supported the move while no one opposed it including the 5 Likud ministers.

“Today, the State of Israel began a historic move of regulating settlements in the West Bank,” stated Education Minister Naftali Bennett. “I congratulate the Prime Minister and his party’s ministers who bore the responsibility required of a right-wing government and voted for the realization of the national vision. With determination and governance, we will continue to fulfill the objectives for which we were elected.”

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“This government will regulate settlements in the West Bank even when extreme left-wing organizations attempt to commit a ‘legal war,’” added Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked. “The way to influence the settlement map in the West Bank is by elections and not the unacceptable methods that these organizations use today.”

The decision was made despite Netanyahu's objections Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

As reported earlier by JOL, Shaked announced today that the law will be voted on this evening in the Ministerial Committee for Legislation despite Prime Minister Netanyahu’s request to postpone the voting due to the fear of harming the Supreme Court’s efforts in reaching a decision on the issue. Cabinet Secretary Avichai Mandelblit told the ministers that it would be a mistake to approve the decision. “If the Ministerial Committee decides here that they will approve the regulation, we will not be able to defend it in court,” he clarified.


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