Israel mulls authorising wildcat West Bank settlements

Rights group Yesh Din has argued that wildcat settlement Adei Ad, a Jewish settlement in the West Bank, should be removedIsrael is considering authorising wildcat settlement outposts in the West Bank near a village where a firebombing killed an 18-month-old Palestinian boy and his parents, court documents showed Thursday. The government confirmed it was considering the authorisation in a court document first made public by rights group Yesh Din, which has been involved in legal action against one of the outposts. The international community regards all Jewish settlements in the West Bank as illegal, but the Israeli government makes a distinction between those it has authorised and those it has not.

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