- Published on Monday, 23 April 2012 12:07
On Sunday, April 22nd, Israeli Authority moved to form a ministerial committee headed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, to address the legal issues and position of three Jewish settlement outposts within the West Bank.
Voice of Israel radio broadcast that the committee was going be composed of the ministers Ehud Barak, Moshe Ya'alon and Beni Begin, as well as Premier Netanyahu. The move is aimed to facilitate a decision in line with the interests of the pro-settlement caucus within the cabinett as it would bar the entire cabinett from taking a vote on the issue.
The Israeli Haaretz newspaper reported that during his government's weekly meeting on Sunday, Netanyahu declared his willingness to "organize the position of the Rahalim, Brochan and Sensana settlements, by forming a committee that seeks confession of these settlements."
Rahalim and Brochan settlements are located in Nablus while Sensana is located in Hebron. According to Israeli reports, they are considered "settlements on the state's lands," indicating the land was confiscated by Israel.