header image
Home arrow Israeli Apartheid Structures arrow Illegal neighborhood will not be demolished
Illegal neighborhood will not be demolished PDF Print E-mail
Sep 05, 2007 at 04:35 PM

Aviram Zino
Published: 09.05.07, 16:35 / Israel News

The High Court of Justice rejected Wednesday the petition filed by Peace Now demanding the demolition of the Matityahu Mizrach neighborhood, located east of the settlement of Modi'in Illit.

Peace Now and the village council of Bil'in, the Palestinian village on whose lands allegedly the neighborhood was built, petitioned the High Court demanding the illegal building project – thousands of residential units built by Heftsiba – be ceased.

About a year ago, former High Court President, Justice Aharon Barak, issued an injunction against the project, but the three-judge panel residing over the hearing decided to revoke it despite "the very serious problem of mass building without any plans or permits."

Read full article...

<Previous   Next>
Dichter cancels U.K. trip over fears of 'war crimes' arrest
By Barak Ravid, Haaretz Correspondent
Haaretz.
Dec. 6, 2007

Public Security Minister Avi Dichter canceled a trip to Britain over concerns he would be arrested due to his involvement in the decision to assassinate the head of Hamas' military wing in July 2002.

Fifteen people were killed in the bombing of Salah Shehade's house in Gaza, among them his wife and three children, when Dichter was head of the Shin Bet security service. He is the first minister to have to deal with a possible arrest.

Dichter was invited to take part in a conference by a British research institute on "the day after" Annapolis. He was supposed to give an address on the diplomatic process.
Dichter contacted the Foreign Ministry and sought an opinion on the matter, among other reasons because of previous cases in which complaints were filed in Britain and arrest warrants were issued on suspicion of war crimes by senior officers who served during the second intifada.

The Foreign Ministry wrote Dichter that it did not recommend he visit Britain because of a high probability that an extreme leftist organization there would file a complaint, which might lead to an arrest warrant. The ministry also wrote that because Dichter was not an official guest of the British government, he did not have immunity from arrest.

Read full article...

Who's Online
We have 19 guests online