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  7/18/2013, Av 11, 5773

AG to PM: Faster Destruction of Illegal Yesha Building


Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein wrote to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, Thursday, telling them to sharpen internal priorities regarding illegal construction on privately-owned land in Judea and Samaria (Shomron), and advance the removal of buildings from land privately owned by Palestinian Authority residents. The letter was an outgrowth of a meeting that Weinstein and Netanyahu held at the end of February regarding enforcement of building law in the area as it related to private property and regulation of building on state lands.

Weinstein wrote that the present lack of enforcement harms the rule of law, human rights and private property rights, something to which he could not agree.