Building and Neighborhoods are Legal, Just Need the Authorization of Ehud Barak
MKs to Barak on Heroes’ Homes: ‘You’re Evading Responsibility’
by Hillel Fendel
Defense Minister Ehud Barak has asked the Supreme Court to postpone, for six months, the decision on the homes in Eli and Haresha. MKs say that Barak is evading the only just outcome, namely, for him to sign the official authorization legalizing the neighborhoods.
Several months ago, the Supreme Court set a deadline of May 1 for the State Prosecution to apprise the Supreme Court of its intended schedule for demolishing the 18 permanent buildings in Haresha and Yovel [Eli]. Though the residents and local authorities legal advisors showed that the buildings and neighborhoods are legal and merely lack the Defense Minister’s final authorization, the Supreme Court accepted Peace Now’s petition against their legality and ordered the buildings razed. The case has been in adjudication for five years.
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