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Legalise for West Bank settlers but not for Israeli Arab citizens?

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The traumatic evacuation of Amona in 2006. (Photo- Gil Yohanan)

The traumatic evacuation of Amona in 2006. (Photo- Gil Yohanan)

Published: 7 August 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Treating Amona and Tira as equals - Yaron London – Ynetnews 02.08.16
The Knesset's new ‘regularisation bill’ seeks to legalise the status of a few dozen homes in Amona. But if the settlers of Amona can get retroactive legal approval for their illegally-built homes, why can't the people of Israel's Arab towns? [Yaron London is a veteran Israeli journalist; the few spelling errors must have crept in during translation.]
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