MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: Israels Attorney General Plans to Deal With Illegal West Bank Outposts Despite Conflict of Interest

Attorney General Gali Baharav-Meira, who had previously represented the Samaria Regional Council, signed a conflict of interest agreement preventing her from dealing with issues related to the council for a year

Netael Bandel HAARETZ  – Apr. 27, 2022

The Israeli attorney general has a conflict of interest in dealing with some West Bank settlements because she represented a regional council beyond the Green Line while a lawyer in private practice, but nevertheless intends on dealing with broader issues relating to this council.

Upon taking office in February, Gali Baharav-Miara signed a conflict of interest agreement regarding the Samaria Regional Council – the local government for Jewish settlements in the northern West Bank. However, she still intends on dealing with a number of issues related to the council such as retroactive authorization for the West Bank outpost of Evyatar, linking unauthorized outposts in the council’s territory to the electricity grid, and the unauthorized outpost of Homesh.