The Israel Lands Administration's Haber Committee has reinstated a NIS 1 billion discount on land for veteran members of 120 kibbutzim and moshavim that have begun registering homes in the names of individuals.
Members of these central agricultural communities will be entitled to pay ILA 11 percent of the value of the land, instead of the 33 percent in the committee's original cabinet recommendations.
The moshav movement has threatened to appeal to the High Court of Justice against certain clauses in those recommendations, which it says discriminate against moshavim compared to the urban sector. The movement said the recommendations substantially harm moshav members' land rights, leaving them far fewer than those of urban ILA lessees.
In another land reform approved yesterday that is designed to limit friction between citizens and ILA - which owns 93 percent of the land in Israel - land ownership will be transferred to lessees who have paid the entire value of rights to urban residential plots.
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