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Retroactive ‘laundering’ of illegal settlement buildings, outposts

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Published: 24 November 2015

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Retroactive “laundering” of Itamar, Shvut Rachel, Sansana and Yaqir is part of government policy to annex Palestinian land to State of Israel – B’Tselem 22.11.15
In response to growing international pressure, including demands to freeze new construction in settlements, the Israeli government – particularly since 2011 – has adopted a policy of approving settlement outposts and existing illegal construction in settlements.
Read report here

And see:
UNDER THE RADAR - Israel’s silent policy of transforming unauthorised outposts into official settlements - Yesh Din Research Report March 2015 (pdf - takes a little while to load)

Why it pays to be a settler in Israel
– Mazal Mualem – Al-Monitor 20.11.15
The 2015-2016 state budget reflects well the priorities of the Netanyahu government, with generous funding and allocations to the settlers and religious parties, while neglecting the periphery, the Arabs and Israel's secular heritage.

Netanyahu capitulates to the settlers, again
November 21, 2015


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