- Published on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 11:39
The agenda set for the Israeli Knesset's special session, being held on Wednesday 18th April, includes a bill that, if passed, would legitimize the arbitrary building of Israeli settlement outposts.
Israeli radio reported on Tueday, that during its next session the Knesset would be discussing a bill seeking to compensate Palestinian owners of land on which the settlers have erected their illegal outposts. The Israeli High Court had previously ruled that the outposts had to be removed and its inhabitants relocated. Rather than bowing to that decision rightist MKs are now trying to circumvent the country's highest legal body and legalize those outposts ex-post fact.
The Knesset will also discuss a bill with the Israeli Minister of Justice Yaakov Neeman that would allow members of the Knesset to re-enact the laws abolished by the Supreme Court.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said earlier that at the beginning of next month, he will continue to support settlement construction in the West Bank generally, but specifically in Hebron.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas sent a message to Netanyahu yesterday, which included asking the Israeli government to accept the two-state solution based on the1967 borders with "exchanging some lands in value and ideals." , ceasing settlement construction, releasing the Palestinian prisoners especially those who were arrested before the 1993 Oslo's convention.