A dramatic court decision was handed down at Jerusalem’s regional court on Tuesday evening, recognizing the legality of the town of Mitzpe Kramim located in Binyamin. The court determined that due to rule of “Market Regulations” that are inherent in the governmental purchase of the land, the area around Mitzpe Kramim should be legalized along with the town built on the site.
The by-law in question gives the green light to the legalization of the town that was built in the late 1990’s and which is comprised of dozens of families. With the decision, the court has given a precedent to the legalization of younger towns built in Judea and Samaria in the last two decades.
The Regavim organization, who works towards receiving recognition of land rights for Jews in Judea and Samaria, issued a statement which read: “Today’s decision is the culmination of a lengthy legal battle, that has been waged by the town and other settlement organizations who demanded that the town, which was established by the state, be legalized. This is a historic and praiseworthy decision. We call upon the Attorney General, to apply the precedents set forth by this decision to other towns in Judea and Samaria that also require legalization.”
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)