This Wednesday, 15 March 2006, at 8:00 am, the High Court of Justice will hold a hearing on the petition of Peace Now and the Head of the Council of Bil’in against the construction of the Matityahu East neighborhood on the lands of the village west of the barrier’s route.
The hearing will take place in Hall D at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem, in front of Judges Barak, Rivlin and Prokachya.
In early January, the petition (number 143/06) was filed, after it had been revealed that the new neighborhood is being built against planning and construction laws, and under a new scheme not yet approved. On January 12, Judge Prokachya issued a temporary injunction, forbidding any further building in the compound, as well as banning any new residents from entering the flats.
The petition has direct implications for the barrier. The State already admitted that the route of the fence on the lands of Bil’in was designed to allow the construction of the Matityahu East
For further information:
Michael Sfard (Attorney): 054 471 39 30
Dror Etkes (Settlement Watch, Peace Now): 054 489 93 51, 02 566 06 48