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Settlers launch 'outposts' campaign'

Settlers begin lobbying for bill legalizing West Bank outposts. Campaign features various MKs who oppose legislation wearing 'Peace Now uniforms

The "Judea and Samaria joint residents' council," an organization that represents the Shomron and Benyamin residents' councils officially launched a campaign meant to legalize the West Bank outpost of Migron.

 

Launched on Tuesday, the campaign means to promote legislation that would legalize various outposts which are slated to be evicted.

 

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The settlers aim to pressure right-wing ministers and Knesset members on the matter – especially those who failed to attend the Ministerial Committee on Legislation meeting on the matter earlier this week.  

 


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One fo the posters (Photo: The joint residents' council)

 

As part of its strategy, the campaign will circulate posters depicting MKs and minister who oppose the outposts' bill. The posters will show the MKs wearing fatigues bearing a Peace Now patch, and will carry a caption reading "Member of the Peace Now Eviction Forces."

 

Some of the posters feature Communication Minister Moshe Kahlon and Minister of Intelligence Services Dan Meridor.

 

"This is the first step in what will be a long and persistent public struggle ahead of the bill's second and third Knesset readings," a campaign source told Ynet.

 

The settlers also plan to publish the names of MKs who oppose the bill, alongside those who support it.

 

The bill, presented to the committee on Sunday, states that if a Palestinian land owner fails to claim land on which an alleged illegal outpost was built within four years of the project's completion, the buildings would not be evicted.

 

The bill also states that in some cases, the court would be able to ordered restitution payments to the land's owners.

 

 

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