Israel legalizes 3 settlements

TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma’an) — An Israeli government committee on Monday sanctioned three illegal settler outposts and sought to delay the court-ordered evacuation of another, Israeli media reported.

The committee of ministers decided to “legalize” the West Bank outposts of Rechalim, Bruchin and Sansana, Israeli news site Ynet said.

“These communities were founded in the 1990s based on the decisions of past governments,” the site quoted a committee statement saying.

The international community regards all settlements built on occupied Palestinian land to be illegal, while the Israel government distinguishes between the more than 100 state-sponsored settlements and dozens of unauthorized outposts.

Source: Maan News