Israel legalises three settlement outposts
Israeli legalises the status of three settlement outposts in the West Bank.
JERUSALEM - Israeli has legalised the status of three settlement outposts in the West Bank, the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement issued on Tuesday.
At a meeting late Monday, a ministerial committee "decided to formalise the status of three communities which were established in the 1990s following the decisions of past governments," said the statement.
The three outposts -- Bruchin, Rechelim and Sansana -- had no Israeli legal status since being established.
Israel considers settler outposts built without government approval to be illegal, but the international community views all settlements as unlawful, whether approved by the government or not.