Daily Israel Report
Show More

OpEds

11:58
Reported

News Brief

  1/31/2012, Shevat 7, 5772

Illegal Building by Civil Administration?


The Civil Administration for Judea and Samaria, whose duties include enforcement of building laws, has opened an investigation against itself for engaging in illegal construction at the Qasr Al-Yehud baptismal site, north of the Dead Sea, according to a Tuesday report by Israel Defense Forces Radio.

Chairman David Lachiani of the Jordan Valley Regional Council told the station that members of the administration's staff built a structure there without obtaining the necessary permits. He sharply attacked them for not meeting the requirements that they are responsible for enforcing. No response has been received from the Civil Administration.