Court agrees to reconsider demolition order for Mitzpe Kramim outpost

The High Court has accepted a petition by the state to rehear a case involving Israeli homes in an illegal West Bank outpost, three months after ordering them demolished.

The state had petitioned the court to rehear the case regarding Mitzpe Kramim with a larger bench, given the import of the case, according to Ynet.

Mitzpeh Kramim. (Gideon Mermelstein)

In August, a panel of three judges ruled 2-1 that the state had three years to demolish homes in the outpost built on private Palestinian land, since a controversial measure allowing the government to seize Palestinian land that had been built on by Israel “in good faith” did not apply.

The new hearing will focus on the limits of the good faith argument, the court says in a statement.

Binyamin Regional Council chairman Yisrael Gantz said in August that the original ruling affected four permanent homes, 30 mobile homes and several other community buildings.

The date, number of judges and their makeup for the new hearing will be decided later, the High Court says.