News from Peace Now:
This morning (December 2) a plan for temporary housing on three plots of absentee property near the illegal outpost
of Amona was deposited. This was done through a special order - originally used for the Migron settlers - which
allows for the promotion of plans in an expedited process. It is now clear that the government is promoting
temporary housing for the Amona settlers in the nearby absentee property, despite Israel’s legal interpretation
since 1967 according to which absentee property cannot be used for the establishment of settlements.
It is important to note that while the plan is for eight months only, in the settlements what is temporary usually becomes permanent. For example the two year long temporary housing for the Migron settlers from in Givat HaYekev (or the New Migron) is still in place.