'I will not go against rule of law'

MK Yoav Kish (Likud) warns against 'violating rule of law' to oppose the destruction of Amona.

Hezki Baruch ,

Flash 90

MK Yoav Kish (Likud) reacted this afternoon (Monday) to a report on Army Radio that activists on the right were consolidating a plan to prevent the destruction of Amona.

According to the report, the activists planned to bring 15 thousand people to Amona for a week to interfere with IDF activities in the vicinity of Amona, such as by forming human chains around the houses, collecting intelligence on the movements of security forces, and systematically bypassing military checkpoints with SUVs.

In response to the report, Kish said: "Violence is not our way. I will not be a participant in activity which violates the rule of law."

Kish added: "Unfortunately, the situation in Amona has already received the seal of the Supreme Court, and legislation won't help now. The Supreme Court already made clear recently regarding Netiv Avot that it does not listen to the calls of the government, and chose a policy that hurts settlement."

"The only solution left in our hands as legislators is to act towards the implementation of the "Regulation Law" under my initiative; [this law] does justice both to the settlers and to owners of property, in the event that they were affected."

Amona, a small town near Ofra north of Jerusalem, is slated for demolition by the end of the year. The Supreme Court ruled that the community was built on privately owned Arab land, and thus illegal.