Israeli watchdog Peace Now on "outrageous" bill

(7 Feb 2017) The Israeli settlement watchdog Peace Now vowed on Tuesday that the organisation will take the new law that retroactively legalises thousands of West Bank settlement homes built illegally on private Palestinian land to Israel's Supreme Court. The vote, which Lior Amihai, the head of Peace Now, called "outrageous", passed 60-52 in Israel's 120-member Knesset on Monday night. The contentious law is the latest in a series of pro-settler steps taken by Israel's government since the election of Donald Trump as US president. Critics say the legislation enshrines into law the theft of Palestinian land. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7d1463222e53d005c980ed87b9ebff2e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork

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