Israeli Peace Now movement filed a petition, on Wednesday, to the Israeli Supreme Court to halt the construction of the illegal settlement of Modi’in Illit that is built on the lands which belongs to villagers of the West Bank village of Bil’in.

Attorney, Michael Sfard, asked the Supreme Court to order a halt of the ongoing construction in the settlement, and to issue demolition orders for installed constructions.
 
The state prosecutor for Modi’in Illit said that the construction constituted a "colossal construction infringement", and that though the local civil administration had admitted it is illegality, they failed to act to stop it.
 
Some 750 out of the 3,000 planned housing units are currently under construction in Modi’in Illit settlement.
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