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  4/27/2014, Nissan 27, 5774

Info Sought on Foreign Aid to Illegal PA Building


The Judea and Samaria (Shomron) Subcommittee of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee asked the Israel Defense Forces's Civil Administration for Judea and Samaria to provide it with information on international organizations which are organizing and funding to illegal construction by Palestinian Authority residents in the region. The subcommittee told the Civil Administration to stop all its cooperation with those groups while filing criminal complaints against their members.

While there are claims of about 35,000 illegal Arab  buildings in Sector C, under Israeli control, incoming Coordinator for Government Activities presented evidence of 1,646 which were found during 2013, 520 of which were destroyed. The Regavim movement for protection of state lands protested lax enforcement by the government on illegal Arab building, compared with overenforcement against area Jews.