Netanyahu Seeks 30 Day Delay of Supreme Court Order to Evacuate West Bank Jewish Outpost

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks to the foreign press during the annual press conference for the New Year on January 16, 2014 in Jerusalem. Netanyahu slammed the European Union for summoning envoys over plans for some 1,800 new homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM …
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Ynetnews reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a forum of coalition party leaders on Sunday afternoon that the state would ask the High Court of Justice to delay the evacuation Amona by 30 days to allow time for the establishment of structures to absorb the outpost’s residents.

During the conference, it was also decided that the the Regulation Bill, which aims to legalize outposts built on privately-owned Palestinian land, would be postponed for its first Knesset reading and vote from Monday to Wednesday.

The development comes a day after a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bayit Yehudi Leader Naftali Bennett took place on Saturday night during which the two discussed the advancement of the Regulation Bill and possible solutions to the Amona crisis.

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