Thanks to the pressure exerted by Israeli NGO Regavim and the Shomron Regional Council, the Civil Administration removed illegal structures built on land belonging to the Jewish community of Leshem in Samaria.
The case at hand: Taysir Abdallah was a squatter on government land that belongs to the Jewish community of Leshem in the Shomron. He illegally occupied a prime piece of property, directly on top of what was meant to be the safe, modern access road to the community.
“The tactics used by Abdullah are classic examples of a system that involves thousands of illegal Arab structures. Nonsensical permit requests, appeals designed to clog the system, abuse of the legal process – the State of Israel must take action vis-à-vis the system as a whole. Otherwise, every lawbreaker is rewarded, and the law enforcement system is brought to its knees.” ~Yishai Hemo, Regavim Field Coordinator for Judea and Samaria.