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  5/19/2013, Sivan 10, 5773

Leftist Group: Government to Cede Homesh Land to PA


The leftist group Yesh Din told Agence France Presse, Sunday, that state attorneys informed the Supreme Court, last week, that the government would revoke a 1978 military seizure order relating to land belonging to the northern Samarian (Shomron) Palestinian Authority village of Burka"We know that the seizure order is going to be cancelled," Yesh Din spokeswoman Reut Mor told AFP. "It is a process (but) if the state says this to the court, it probably won't go back on it," she said.

The land was used to set up the Jewish community of Homesh, which was uprooted by the Israeli government in 2005, along with more than 10 others in northern Samaria and Gaza. In December 2011, Burka residents and Yesh Din petitioned the High Court to cancel the military requisition order and the court had been due to debate the subject on Wednesday until the state's decision was announced. Mor said the government would also need to revoke other orders declaring the former Jewish community off-limits to all civilians.