Hurrah for the 'Hilltop Youth'

The government’s intention to make the crime of settlement outposts kosher is in direct and flagrant contradiction to its masquerade that it wants to advance the peace process.

Four uncontrollable illegal outposts that had been marked for demolition − Givat Assaf, Ma’aleh Rehavam, Mitzpeh Lachish and Givat Haroeh − can now celebrate their new status. Three of them will win the right to be “laundered” − a term in Hebrew taken from the lexicon of organized crime − and one is under “examination.”