The Knesset, which returns for its winter session this week, is now preparing to advance
additional discriminatory and anti-democratic bills that would harm the rights
of Palestinians in Israel and in the Occupied Territory.
These include a series
of “annexation laws”
which, if enacted, would allow Israel to seize more land from Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank and annex hundreds of Israeli settlements to the state.
Adalah is currently battling
the most dangerous of these laws in the Supreme Court: the Settlement Regularization Law, which legalizes scores of West Bank settlement outposts built on private Palestinian property. The state’s startling response
to our petition reveals Israel’s explicit dismissal of international law and its determination to advance its expansionist plans.