Justice Noam Solberg yesterday rejected Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s request to delay the State’s response to the Regavim petition in the Khan al-Ahmar case for six months, and criticized the State’s conduct.
In a decision issued, Judge Solberg wrote, “The request to postpone the date of the hearing is embarrassing. The petition before us is the last link, at this time, in the chain of petitions filed regarding the evacuation of the Khan al-Ahmar compound.”
Regavim’s Spokesperson issued a statement: “The Khan al Ahmar case long ago ceased to be an isolated case of a single illegal outpost. It has been an exemplar case of the way the state acts – or more precisely, how it fails to act – when faced with Palestinian Authority’s takeover of Area C. The government has violated its own commitment, reflected in the High Court of Justice’s ruling many long months ago. The time has come to put a stop to this inexcusable conduct. We call upon the High Court to issue a final judgement in this case, requiring the government to raze this illegal outpost immediately and to pay the court fees incurred by its interminable and inexcusable procrastination.”
Area C belongs to Israel. Time to evacuate Khan al-Ahmar.