The Regavim movement intends to file a petition with the High Court against the retroactive dismissal of administrative fines imposed in recent years in the context of enforcement of the Planning and Construction Law. The 2017 amendment to the Planning and Construction Law, known also as the Kaminitz Law, has proven incredibly effective.
One of the primary conditions posed by Mansour Abbas’s Raam Party to support the new government is a commitment by Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid that administrative fines issued against illegal construction will be canceled.
According to the Regavim Movement:
"It is inconceivable that a government will take steps to enact a sweeping, retroactive cancellation of fines that were issued in accordance with the law; this cannot be used as a political bargaining chip! Dismissal of fines imposed under the Kaminitz Law will reward criminals and erode the foundations of law and order on which the State of Israel was established, where legislation creates deterrence against criminal activity.
The victims of this political horse-trade will be, first and foremost, the Arab Israeli communities that are desperate for sustainable planning and adequate infrastructure. If instructions are issued to retroactively cancel fines, we will appeal to the High Court immediately."
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