Despite Injunction from Israeli Supreme Court – Illegal Construction in Metityahu Mizrah Continues
At 10-00AM today the villagers of Bil’in noticed construction work being carried out at the illegal out post of Metityahu Mizrah, built on there land despite an injunction from January 13th issued by Judge Ayala Prokachya forbidding all building whatsoever in the Matityahu East compound in the settlement Modi’in Illit.
The villagers called the police who arrived on the scene only to stand by and do nothing to stop the illegal construction. The military that arrived shortly after also ignored the illegal construction and demanded that the villagers leave the area. At 13:15 hours the workers left the area of their own accord.
At 13:30 A civil administration Jeep arrived on patrol to monitor the Palestinian one room building that constitutes the “Palestinian outpost” dubbed Bil’in West. The Civil Administration conveniently failed to notice any illegal activity in the Israeli outpost across the hill. In stark contrast to the treatment of Matityahu Mizrah, the civil administration and Police have recently confiscated building material from inside the Palestinian outpost and forced it’s residents to take down the Palestinian flag that decorated the structure.
For more information: Mohammed Khatib 054-5851893
Dror Etkes (Settlement Watch, Peace Now) – 054 489 93 51, 02 566 06 48
Michael Sfard (Attorney) – 054 471 39 30