The Ministerial Committee for Legislation discussed today the Regulation Law, which aims to recognize the Israeli settlements in the West Bank including the Amona outpost. However, right before the vote regarding the matter was set to take place, the Israeli Prime Minister halted the discussion and asked to postpone the vote by at least a week.
Amona Photo Credit: Noam Moskowitz/Flash 90
The Knesset’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation convened today (Sunday) in order to discuss the Regulation Law aimed at recognizing the Israeli settlements in the West Bank including the Amona outpost, which the Israeli Supreme Court ruled to evacuate. During the discussion, Deputy Attorney General Avi Licht said that Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit opposes the request to postpone the Supreme Court ruling by half a year. Just a few minutes before the issue was set to be put to a vote, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu halted the discussion and vetoed the vote.
Netanyahu summoned Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Education Minister Naftali Bennett to a meeting with the heads of the coalition political parties and told them that he wants to wait until the Supreme Court replies to the request about postponing the ruling. Netanyahu asked to postpone the vote by at least a week.