Israel’s Peace Now movement submitted on March 5th 2017 a petition to the Israeli High Court of Justice against the newly adopted Expropriation Law (also known as the Legalization Law or the Regulation Law), a law that allows the expropriation of privately-owned West Banks Palestinian land for settlement construction.
Peace Now submitted the petition together with Palestinian landowners, West Bank Palestinian local leaders, and ten fellow Israeli non-profit organizations, including the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) and Yesh Din.
The petition elucidates the ways in which the Expropriation Law violates basic human rights and contradicts Israeli law and International Humanitarian Law, as well as provisions of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
For the chief arguments of the petition click here.
For the full text of the petition (Hebrew) click here.
To read more about the implications of the law click here.