After asking the High Court to postpone the response for six months, Prime Minister Netanyahu was supposed to update the High Court until yesterday (Sunday) on the political echelon’s position on the evacuation of the illegal outpost Khan al-Ahmar, but the response, which was repeatedly rejected, was not to court.
This morning, the Regavim movement submitted a request to the High Court for a ruling in the absence of a response.
Last September, after Netanyahu requested that the hearing on the petition be postponed for another six months, Justice Solberg sharply criticized Netanyahu’s conduct, and after calling it “embarrassing,” ruled that the state’s response would be submitted by November 1.
“At the end of two years – there is nothing new under the sun. Although the state’s force has argued before us in the past about the urgency, and perhaps even urgency, in implementing its decisions, and although this court has repeatedly allowed the state to implement its decisions, nothing has changed Whatever is done is what will be done, “Judge Solberg wrote in a particularly harsh statement.
“The state must respect the things that come out of its mouth and allow reliance on them, which will not be considered a vow.”
Following Netanyahu’s disregard of the High Court’s decision, attorneys Avi Segal and Yael Sinmon of the Regavim movement will file a motion for a ruling this morning, due to the lack of such a response.
“The embarrassing conduct is not only in what is happening in the current petition,” says Meir Deutsch, director general of the Regavim movement, “but in Netanyahu’s hesitant conduct over the years in the face of Palestinian takeover of large areas of Judea and Samaria, and the construction of tens of thousands of illegal structures.” Khan al-Ahmar is the tip of the iceberg and a test case. “
As you may recall, the Khan al-Ahmar saga has lasted for over 10 years and as part of 6 different petitions filed by the Regavim movement in the matter.
In 2018, the state stated that it intended to complete the evacuation of the compound as soon as possible, which is the Palestinian Authority’s flagship portfolio in land takeover operations in Area C, and the High Court gave the green light to carry out the evacuation, and the current petition was filed in 2019.