Regavim Applauds Interior Committee Passage of “Kamenetz Bill”

Knesset Plenum set to vote on bill in special session this week, despite winter recess.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Illegal Arab building in Silwan, Jerusalem
Illegal Arab building in Silwan, Jerusalem
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Israel's Knesset will convene a special session this week, despite the Passover recess, to vote on the approval of Amendment 109 of the Planning and Building Law.

The amendment calls for increased enforcement by authorities in cases of building and construction violations.

Known as the “Kamenetz Bill” drafted by Deputy Attorney General Erez Kamenetz, the vote is expected to pass its second and third readings in the Knesset after being approved during a meeting on the bill held by the Interior Committee on Sunday.

The law will allow local municipalities to enforce building laws, give building inspectors more authority to do their jobs, prevent criminals from abusing the justice system for their benefit, and more.

"Regavim" welcomed Sunday's committee approval, and the early vote on the law.

The Regavim organization deals with land ownership issues and works to fight illegal building in Israel. For several years, Regavim has been lobbying for such a bill, in order to give Israeli authorities the tools they need to enforce the land laws concerning illegal building and construction.