Knesset passes draft bill to annex illegal West Bank settlements

The Israeli Knesset approved in its preliminary reading a draft law allowing the application of Israeli law in the illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, Israeli media reported. 48 Members of the Knesset supported the bill while 39 voted against it in the mid week. The right-wing Jewish Home party, who initiated the bill said the decision includes transferring petitions against illegal construction in the settlements to the administrative court instead of the Supreme Court.
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