tisdag 6 december 2016

Lagförslag om att legalisera tidigare olagliga bosättningar

Här följer en artikel som försöker förklara vad ett lagförslag som strävar till att legalisera bosättningar som byggts på land som ägs av palestinska araber egentligen innebär. Lagförslaget har redan fördömts av omvärlden så det kan vara nyttigt att veta lite vad det handlar om.

What’s in the Israeli legislation that aims to legalize West Bank outposts?
"...The bill — if it passes three more readings in the Knesset and is not subsequently struck down by the Supreme Court — would legalize housing units built by settlers on private Palestinian land, if the construction was carried out in good faith: If the settlers did not know that the land they were building on was privately owned by Palestinians, and received some kind of assistance from the state, they would be allowed to remain there.

The proposed legislation notes that government support may be explicit or implicit, from the start or post-facto, and that the backing of local municipalities is considered state support.

The bill, sponsored by Jewish Home MKs Betzalel Smotrich and Shuli Moalem-Refaeli and Likud MKs David Bitan and Yoav Kisch, allows the government to appropriate land for its own use if the owners are unknown. If the owners are known, they will be eligible for yearly damages amounting to 125 percent of the value of leasing the land or a larger financial package valued at 20 years’ worth of leasing the plots, or alternate plots..."

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