Defense Ministry order gives priorities to building that pose a ‘security threat’, applying most to structures close to roads in Jordan valley and Mount Hebron.
By Chaim Levinson – Haaretz – 19.07.10
The Civil Administration has received government orders to increase enforcement against illegal Palestinian construction in Area C of the West Bank, according to a deposition by an administration official to the High Court.
The deposition, by the administration’s infrastructure authority, Colonel Zvika Cohen, came in response to a petition by Regavim.
The group is seeking the destruction of illegal Palestinian construction at six West Bank sites, citing a security threat.
In High Court deliberations a month ago, state representative Nahi Ben-Or said there had been no enforcement against the illegal construction.
At the end of deliberations, the justices ordered the state to provide additional information, and called its response inadequate.