Skip to comments.Report: Netanyahu Mulling Ulpana 'Seizure'
Posted on 05/08/2012 8:16:16 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reportedly said Sunday that saving Beit El's threatened Ulpana neighborhood is a "challenge the public can tackle."
Now, following the Supreme Court's rejection on Monday of his government's petition for a 90 day extension in which to determine a solution to the problem, the need for a solution is imminent.
Arutz Sheva learned on Tuesday that Netanyahu is weighing his options for averting the destruction of the five homes slated for demolition against a ticking clock.
Sources close to Netanyahu say the short time allotted a mere two months would make drafting legislation and passing legislation to legalize the houses extremely difficult.
Additionally, the Supreme Court has previously ruled Israeli law does not apply in Judea and Samaria, which are under military administration.
As a result, if Netanyahu were to pursue legislation as many of his senior ministers have demanded, he could be signing a legislative dead-letter into law.
Instead, he is said to be considering an alternative solution wherein the Defense Ministry would issue a seizure order for the threatened houses and land.
Such an order instructs the military commander of Judea and Samaria expropriate the land from its legal owner, after which it becomes state-owned land.
By changing the status of the land and house, the political leadership would theoretically be able to leave the houses (and their residents) where they are.
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