Leftist NGO Petitions Court to Block Amichai

YERUSHALAYIM -

Just two days after Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced the groundbreaking at Amichai, the future home for the Amona evacuees, a left-wing NGO has petitioned the High Court to halt construction, NRG reported.

The Yesh Din organization filed an urgent appeal with the Court on Thursday, calling for work on Amichai to be suspended, alleging that the site contains a parcel of privately-owned Arab land. The petition further claims that the process by which the Civil Administration created legal boundaries for Amichai was lacking in transparency and that the public had not been notified in advance.

The town council of the Arab village of Jalud, located near Shiloh, was also listed in the appeal.