Occupied West Bank (QNN)- Israeli occupation Prime Minister-elect Benjamin Netanyahu and far-right Israeli lawmaker Itamar Ben-Gvir reportedly agreed on Wednesday to legalize settlement of Homesh evacuated in 2005 in the northern West Bank.
Netanyahu and Ben-Gvir agreed to amend the so-called Disengagement Law in order to enable Israeli settlers to settle in the settlement of Homesh, which was one of four illegal Israeli settlements in the northern West Bank that were evacuated as part of the 2005 disengagement, which also saw the evacuation of all Israeli settlements in the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli media reported.
During the coalition negotiations, Netanyahu and Ben-Gvir also agreed that within 60 days of the establishment of the government, infrastructures will be provided for a series of illegal settlement outposts (known on the right as “young settlements”) likely through legislation that will legalize them.
In addition, they agreed to create a yeshiva (a religious school) at the outpost of Evyatar, where the illegal settlers were evicted from the location last year.
There are about 280 illegal settlements in the West Bank, which are home to more than 440,000 Israeli settlers.
(Source / 18.11.2022)