Multiple Knesset efforts to save Amona

Knesset committee to discuss two bills for preventing destruction of Amona. Liberman also trying to save community with law from 1950.

Ido Ben-Porat ,

Ayelet Shaked
Ayelet Shaked
Miriam Alster, Flash 90

Two bills dealing with the community of Amona, slated for demolition as the Israeli court accepted the claim that the land is private Arab land, are being considered by the government, one by MK Yoav Kish (Likud), the other from MK Shuli Mualem-Refaeli (Jewish Home).

The Ministerial Committee for Legislation will discuss both on Sunday.

Arutz Sheva asked whether Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home), who chairs the committee, will bring the bills up for discussion. Her office confirmed that that they will be brought for discussion and that she will even vote in favor of them.

According to Clause 22 of the coalition agreement between Jewish Home and the Likud, the Prime Minister has the authority to remove bills from the Ministerial Committee's agenda. It is expected that Tourism Minister Yariv Levin (Likud), Netanyahu's representative in the committee, will do so with these bills.

Separately, Arutz Sheva was informed that Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) is pushing for his own solution, which would not rely on legislation.

He hopes to do so using the Absentees' Property Law from 1950, which allowed the Israeli government to purchase the property of those who left for enemy countries during the War of Independence.