The solution is for the courts to hit the settlers with fines - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 10.11.11 | 03:30 (IST)

    While the courts order the IDF to evacuate an illegally built building or settlement, it does not punish the settlers themselves. This is a sign of weakness. In a law-abiding country, such as the US, the court would fine rich violators/squatters in amounts that increase geometrically the longer they violate the law. Example: A family living in a settlement built on public land would be ordered to pay the state 100 shekel the first day, and double the amount successively each passing day, until they evacuate and destroy the house they built. Let the foreign donors pay to their bankruptcy. The IDF should do its job, but the settlers are the ones to blame.

    from the article: Israel postpones demolition of illegal outpost, handing settlers a major victory
    First published 00:48 10.11.11 | Last updated 00:48 10.11.11
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