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  1/1/2012, Tevet 6, 5772

Dayan: Utter Shirking of Responsibility by Government


Chairman Danny Dayan of the Yesha Council of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria expressed regret, Sunday, at the three-month postponement of the vote on the "Migron Law" by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation at the request of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The bill would have used legislation to authorize communities in the region that are currently deemed illegal. Decisions would be in the hands of district-court judges with knowledge of property law.

Dayan said, "This is an utter shirking of responsibility on the part of the government. This proposal strengthens the rule of law and individual rights and needs to gain widespread support." He added, "The current legal situation absurd and intolerable. Currently a captain in the Civil Administration decides to destroy a community. Under the proposal, it would be a district judge. What's more logical than that? When the government is indecisive, that's what happens."