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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:57 PM

Israel court puts 60-day hold on settlement razings

Source: Reuters

Israel court puts 60-day hold on settlement razings

By Ori Lewis

JERUSALEM | Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:26pm EDT

(Reuters) - Israel's Supreme Court postponed the razing of five unauthorized buildings in the West Bank on Sunday, a ruling that gave the government more time to argue against their demolition and placate pro-settler political partners.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government agreed last year to remove the apartment blocks on the edge of the Beit El settlement, after a court ruled they were built on private Palestinian land.

But Netanyahu has come under intense pressure from within his own right-wing Likud party and from other pro-settler coalition allies to delay the demolition.

The court said it would freeze the demolition, originally scheduled for May 1, for 60 days and meet again at the end of that period to hear the government's argument.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/29/us-palestinians-israel-court-idUSBRE83S0GF20120429

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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:05 PM

1. A piece here, a piece there. n/t

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Response to Jefferson23 (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 06:56 AM

2. They will be demolished and removed

The Supreme Court will not allow this violation to stand.

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