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  6/11/2012, Sivan 21, 5772

Weinstein: Political Echelon Determines Priorities


Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein says the political echelon determines priorities in implementing administrative demolition orders in Judea and Samaria, according to a Monday morning report by Kol Yisrael government radio. Among other things, according to Weinstein, the political leadership may take into account, the location of the illegal structure, the construction date and the time elapsed from its building to the issuing of the demolition orders.

The radio station received a copy of the Attorney General's legal opinion, which was written before last week's Knesset defeat of legislation intended to save five buildings in the Ulpana neighborhood of Beit El, whose families must leave by July 1st. Weinstein wrote that while the buildings in Beit El must be destroyed, nine building in the nearby community of Ofra, also built on land claimed by Arabs, are not to be destroyed, at least not now.