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  11/26/2013, Kislev 23, 5774

Constitution Committee to Consider Adopting Levy Report


Chairman of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, MK David Rotem, announced this afternoon (Tuesday) that the Committee would be convening next week to discuss the findings of the report put out by Justice (Ret. ) Edmond Levy.

As may be recalled, the government set up a commission to review the state of construction in Judea and Samaria , which was headed by Supreme Court Justice Edmond Levy (ret.).  This committee had been established to examine ways of dealing with the building that had been done on privately owned (PA) Arab properties in the region of Judea and Samaria, following the government's obligation to obey a Supreme Court ruling to take down the construction, as well as visit the topic of unapproved construction on State lands.

The commission's findings were published in 2012, saying that construction in Judea and Samaria was legal, even according to international law. 

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