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Judea and Samaria Legislative Regulations


Judea and Samaria Legislative Regulations

Ever since 1967, Israeli governments have passed legislation entitled “the Judea and Samaria Regulations,” which is intended to facilitate proper civil law and order in Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley, as they have not yet been formally incorporated into formal, de jure, Israeli territory. Under law, the Knesset was required to re-approve the regulations this past month.

In light of the political situation in the country, this relatively simple act became complicated. To contend with the situation that developed, David Elhayeni, Chairman of the Yesha Council, wrote a letter to the leaders of the center-right Knesset parties, in both the coalition and the opposition with the following request: "We strive to apply full Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria. We believe that passing these regulations is in the national interest that is common to all parties, and should therefore not be caught in the middle of a political struggle."

At present, in view of the dissolution of the Bennet government, it is especially important to pass the requisite legislation so that the regulations of Judea and Samaria do not expire, but rather continue in an order fashion until the next government is formed after the elections.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely in order to ensure that the rights of the residents of Judea and Samaria are not violated in any way.

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