Tuesday, May 26, 2009



Defense Minister Ehud Barak told the High Court he has decided to refrain from issuing demolition orders for nine houses that have been built in the West Bank settlement of Ofra.

A petition filed by the left-wing organizations Yesh Din and B'tselem claims the homes were built on Palestinian land. Barak responded that the homes were built within the settlement and were therefore not expanding it.

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