The Knesset on Monday passed a law retroactively legalizing over 4,000 settlement homes Israel’s parliament on Monday passed a law retroactively legalizing over 4,000 settlement homes on private Palestinian land in West Bank. The country’s attorney-general has opposed the legislation and refused to defend it in the Supreme Court.
The legislation was passed by a vote of 52 to 60 and has been backed by Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition. Opposition MPs raised a black cloth in Parliament in protest against the bill. Under the new law, the Palestinian land owners will be offered financial compensation or alternative land, but they cannot reclaim their land.