Israel Political Brief July 9, 2012: The Levy Committee: West Bank Settlements & Outposts Legal Under International Law

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF

ISRAEL POLITICAL BRIEF: ISRAEL NEWS

Israeli panel: West Bank settlements, outposts legal under int’l law

Source: JTA, 7-9-12

West Bank settlements are legal under international law, according to an Israeli committee set up to review the legal status of West Bank land.

The Levy Committee, which was formed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and headed by former Israeli Supreme Court Justice Edmond Levy, said in its 89-page report released late Sunday that “Israel does not meet the criteria of ‘military occupation’ as defined under international law” in the West Bank, and that therefore settlements and West Bank outposts are legal.

The report recommends changing the legal regulations concerning Jewish settlement in the West Bank in the areas of zoning, demolitions and building….READ MORE

The Commision to Examine the Status of Building In Judea and Samaria – Conclusion and Recommendations — Full Text PDF

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