- Written by Yotam Berger Yotam Berger
- Published: 14 February 2017 14 February 2017
Israel tells court contemplating using new land-grab law to 'legalize' seven structures, roads built on private Palestinian land.
Israel has told the High Court it is contemplating using recently passed legislation to confiscate privately owned Palestinians lands in the West Bank. The lands in question contain seven structures in the West Bank outpost of Adi Ad and a number of roads built illegally on private lands.
This could be the first time that state uses the so-called Regularization Law to expropriate private Palestinian lands in the West Bank.
A group of Palestinians had filed a petition with the High Court through the Yesh Din legal aid group in 2014, demanding that the illegal outpost of Adi Ad be dismantled. At the time, Israel's legal representatives said in response that a demarcation team surveyed the area and found that six structures in the outpost were built on parcels "that are not state lands."