The bill states that a military order to that effect does not stand up to legal scrutiny and that such evictions must be court ordered. The proposed legislation has already been criticized as an attempt by the Right to hinder legal proceedings concerning illegal outposts.
Currently, the IDF – and especially the GOC Central Command – can order the eviction or razing of an illegal West Bank outpost, which the residents often appeal in the High Court.
The new bill essentially aims to revoke the defense establishment's ability to make such decisions and demands that it be left to the discretion of the courts.
MK Zeev Elkin, chairman of the Likud faction, said Thursday that the bill was "just and fair. It means that we won't evict a family or raze a home before it has been legally proven that the land belongs to someone else. It's best that such things be set through legislation."
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