Analysis Israel's West Bank Construction Policy: In Thrall to Settlers - Not Justice

The government is now on its fourth policy to combat illegal settlement construction in the West Bank. None has yet to be implemented, and this one won’t be any different.

In November 2008, the then head of the Israel Defense Forces’ Civil Administration in the territories, Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai (now the coordinator of government activities in the territories), presented an affidavit on the priorities for demolishing illegal construction in the West Bank.