Israel's deputy Supreme Court president Miriam Naor on Sunday lambasted the government over its method of legitimizing illegal West Bank outposts slated for demolition.
Naor took particular issue with the state practice that allows settlers to purchase just small portions of the land in the areas intended for legitimization.
"What's it worth to obtain a small plot of land?" Naor asked the state representative in a special session of the High Court of Justice, which centered on the posptponed evacuation of the Givat Assaf outpost.
The matter under deliberation began in 2004, when the Israel Defense Forces' GOC Central Command signed an order authorizing the immediate evacuation of six West Bank outposts: Givat Assaf, Givat Haroeh, Mitzpe Itzhar, Ma'aleh Rehavam, Mitzpe Lahish and Ramat Gilad. When the outposts were not evacuated according to order, the Peace Now movement petitioned the High Court of Justice in 2007 demanding its enforcement.
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