Once the Jews Moved in, an Illegal Structure Finally Became Illegal

The Regavim Movement sent out a curious message on Sunday: “How do you ramp up enforcement against illegal Arab construction in Judea and Samaria? Easy: simply hoist an Israeli flag on it…”

According to Regavim, last week, the Defense Ministry’s Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria demolished an illegal Arab-built structure adjacent to the Jewish community of Haresha. Since the illegal structure was first built in 1997, it didn’t bother the Civil Administration – and nothing happened – until the Arabs abandoned the structure and Jews moved in.

Regavim first petitioned the High Court of Justice in 2006 demanding that the court force the Civil Administration to do its job. All these years, “The Civil Administration turned a blind eye,” according to Regavim, which recalled: “Complaints, warnings, pleas to the authorities who are responsible for enforcing the law and protecting the area all went unheeded.”

This, Folks, Is What Selective Enforcement in the Liberated Territories Looks Like, by David Israel/Jewish Press, June 12, 2023

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