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MK Masud Ganaim (Joint Arab List) Arab List) objected to the legislation, arguing that it constitutes a de facto recognition of the 'occupation.'
What is the "right" wing government doing to make sure that this does not happen again?
No IDF forces are inside the community, and they are maintaining a perimeter blockade to prevent any unauthorized people from entering it.
Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel (Habayit Hayehudi) was also on hand, and served as a useful punching bag for the residents.
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on Tuesday regarding a petition submitted by area Arabs via the Yesh Din NGO to prevent the state from offering the people of Amona alternative housing nearby.
Residents of Amona may once again risk being homeless due to last-minute maneuvering by the Palestinian Authority at the High Court of Justice.
The Netiv HaAvot neighborhood of Elazar was built in 2001 on land which was later claimed–with the urging and support of Peace Now–by the Mussa family of al-Khader, near Bethlehem.
Residents called the court demand a form of blackmail, causing "grave harm to our right to dignity and to elementary living conditions.'
Route 60, which runs from Afula, on Israel's side of the "green line" through Jenin, near Shechem, through Ofra and outside Ramallah to Jerusalem, features ghost villages on either side of the highway.
Should court delays not allow for the relocation plans to swing into motion, the state will prepare temporary housing solutions for the evacuees in nearby Ofra, at the foot of the Amona mountain.
"If, God forbid, you will not manage an arrangement of the homes of Amona's residents ... we will stand as a fortified wall together with thousands who will arrive here from across the country."
Outraged residents of Amona and Ofra are denouncing the Likud government that is enforcing a court order to demolish their homes.
The AG is obviously feeling that he can't go to battle against a clear Supreme Court ruling to demolish Amona.
The overwhelming majority of Jerusalem's Arabs are still afraid of the radicals.
A fire at Camp Simcha, a camp for children with cancer, destroyed one bunkhouse and damaged a newly built one. The fire was discovered when...