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PA government salutes the "legendary resolve of the heroic male and female prisoners"

Headline: "The [PA] government: 'The Regularization Law' places obstacles in the US president's path to achieving a historic agreement"
     "The [PA] government emphasized during its weekly meeting that was held yesterday [Feb. 7, 2017] in Ramallah, led by [PA Prime Minister] Rami Hamdallah, that the wild settlement attack… will make the situation more complicated…
It condemned the latest Israeli escalation against the Gaza Strip, which constitutes a continuation of the crimes of murder, destruction, its strangling blockade of the Gaza Strip, and its unceasing aggression against members of our people, our land, and our holy sites. It also emphasized that the Israeli government bears full responsibility for this dangerous escalation, and warned against the intentions of the Israeli government and against its policy, whose goal is to cause an explosion in the situation…
The government saluted the legendary resolve of the heroic male and female prisoners in the occupation's prisons and detention camps, and condemned the wild attack that the Israeli occupation is carrying out against the prisoners through the [Israeli] Prison Service…
The government said that this brutal attack – manifested in abuse and oppression through use of excessive force and isolation – is part of a systematic plan to harm the lives of the prisoners, which constitutes an additional Israeli crime."

Regularization Law - intended to validate and finalize registration of land in Judea and Samaria with the Civil Administration Authority for Government and Abandoned Property in cases where any private claimant makes claims to lands that were thought to be government land after communities have already been built on the land in good faith - i.e., without the knowledge that the land was privately-owned - or with government support. The law will do so by transferring use of the land to the community in question providing a mechanism to compensate claimants to ownership of the land if their claims are validated. The law is intended to provide protection for Israeli towns in the West Bank established and built with Israeli government support from later claims of ownership by private individuals, similarly to existing laws in Israel in regard to property claims made for land on which government sanctioned communities have already been built. Currently, Israeli homes in a number of towns in the West Bank are vulnerable to claimants demanding their demolition, even if claims are only made long after families built their homes and are residing there.
Compensation: In cases of validated claims the Regularization Law expropriates the use of the land for the community's use until such a time as the final status of the area is determined, and states that the owner will be entitled to damages of 125% of the value of the land before the community was built, or alternative plots of land, according to his choice.
The law would not apply retroactively to cases already heard by the Israeli Supreme Court.
The law was ratified on Feb. 6, 2017.
https://www.knesset.gov.il/privatelaw/data/20/3433.rtf
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