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Israeli rights group lauds decision to dismantle 3 outposts

March 1, 2011 5:03 P.M. (Updated: March 1, 2011 7:28 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli human rights group Yesh Din called Israel's decision to dismantle three settlement outposts a "much-overdue and elementary decision," in a statement released Tuesday, hours after the government announced the news.

The government decision also allowed for the legalization under Israeli law of tens of other illegal outposts. Those to be dismantled were determined to be built primarily on privately owned Palestinian lands, while the others are on what Israel considers to be "state lands" in the occupied West Bank.

In its statement, Yesh Din said it welcomed the "unequivocal stance of the Attorney-General, Yehuda Weinstein, about the necessity to dismantle outposts built on privately-owned Palestinian land. Yesh Din expresses hope that this decision will put an end to Defense Minister Ehud Barak's delays in enforcing the law and protecting the private property of the Palestinian civilian population in the West Bank."

The group noted that it had assisted Palestinians by filing a dozen petitions to the High Court of Justice, demanding that the State uphold demolition orders issued for buildings erected illegally in settlements and outposts on private Palestinian land. The legal proceedings in these petitions are still ongoing – mostly due to the delays and other maneuvers by the Defense Minister, the statement said.

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