‚Ofra sewage plant can’t be used until land dispute solved‘

28.07.2011                      26.Tammus, 5771


'Ofra sewage plant can’t be used until land dispute solved'

High Court judges say NIS 7.8m state-funded sewage facility built illegally on private Palestinian land in Ofra settlement.

High Court judges issued an injunction Wednesday prohibiting the West Bank settlement of Ofra from using a sewage-treatment plant constructed in the area.
The High Court hearing was in response to a petition filed by human rights group Yesh Din, on behalf of residents of the Palestinian village of Ein Yabrud.
According to the petitioners, the whole of Ofra – a 3,000- strong settlement in the Northern West Bank, about 25 kilometers from Jerusalem – is built illegally on land belonging to the Palestinian villages of Silwad and Ein Yabrud….