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  6/5/2012, Sivan 15, 5772

Control Committee to Discuss Authorization Bill, Ulpana


The Knesset's State Control Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing, Tuesday morning, on the Supreme Court's order to uproot five homes in the Ulpana neighborhood of the Binyamin-region Jewish community of Beit El. The committee is also expected to discuss a bill on Wednesday's Knesset agenda to save the neighborhood and other Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria (Shomron) from being uprooted.

Representatives of the neighborhood will present the legal opinion of experts who say that its possible to leave the homes untouched and to offer legal and fair alternatives to those claiming ownership of the land underneath the homes, even under international law. The opinion runs counter to that expressed by government attorneys.