Growing Fears That Supreme Court Ruling On Amona Will Spread To Betar Illit


1In light of the High Court of Justice ruling compelling the eviction and destruction of Amona in Shomron, there are growing fears that Arabs in the area of Betar Illit will emerge successful in challenges pertaining to buildings in the chareidi community.

Speaking with Noam Zeigman of Kol Berama Radio, Betar Mayor Meir Rubinstein explained there are currently dozens of buildings in the city that are the subject of legal inquiries as a result of Arabs claiming ownership of the land they occupy. “I hope we do not reach the position of Amona” explained the mayor. He adds the legal battle is taking place on a number of fronts including the courts and municipal proceedings. The mayor expressed his fears during the interview, aware the courts have ruled in favor of Arabs challenging the legitimacy of many homes, including nine homes in Ofra built in the community over 20 years ago.

The residents of nine homes in Yishuv Ofra are anxiously watching the developments pertaining to Amona and the Regulation Bill, as the nation’s High Court of Justice ruled that they too must leave their homes, homes they have bene living in for over two decades after the court ruled they were built on privately owned Arab land. This fear has spread to many communities throughout Yehuda and Shomron as a growing number of Arabs are challenging ownership of Jewish buildings in those areas.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. Yikes!
    ה ישמר
    This Israeli high ciurt ciuld just the same rule that America has to be given back to the Indians. They’re עלול to do anything and everything as long as it’s “A Leftist Position”.
    They know no bounds.

  2. #2 What d’ya mean “Who put…?” They “put” themselves in for life since 1948 with the “creation” of the State in 1948 and will stay “put” until Moshiach comes – hopefully very soon. If they’re too old or before they die THEY hand it over to their most radical leftist buddies, the one who hates religious Jews most. No votes, no elections, no nothing. Israel’s style of Democracy.

  3. Funny how the Chareidi world only sees this issue as a problem now that it’s “their” place that’s affected. How about a bit of Ahavas Yisrael towards those Shomrei Torah uMitzvos who live in Amona, Ofra, etc.?

    As Martin Neimoller said, “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

    an Israeli Yid