According to the deputy defense minister, the legal foundation of the new move has to do with the manner by which the same outposts illegal status had been established originally.
The Likud Central Committee voted Sunday night to exercise Israeli sovereignty over Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria.
U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman has reportedly asked the State Department to drop using the term “occupied” when referring to Israel’s control over Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem.
”Violence and incitement remain one of the hallmarks of the conflict and need to be addressed in order to rebuild trust between both sides.”
Wolpo told the press that Ariel Sharon had brought about a “new holocaust” with the Gaza expulsions, and that he had “collaborated with the Nazis of today.”
“This is the land of our fathers, this is our land. We are here to stay, forever,” Netanyahu said. “There will be no uprooting of communities in the Land of Israel.”
The Jewish settlers have occupied the building before in the past, but have been evicted twice, in 2009 and 2015.
New Zealand sponsored UN Security Council Resolution 2334 condemning the Jewish state’s policy on settlements and stating eastern Jerusalem is “occupied territory.”
A set constructed for a popular Israeli children’s television series was condemned by Palestinian activists as an illegal outpost.
Binyamin Regional Council Chairman Avi Roeh said on Sunday that he anticipates that the former residents of the Amona outpost would move to the site of a new, permanent community within six weeks.