A Knessen B’Tselem investigation into the Kibbutzim and the Kedumim found that there were serious violations of Palestinian rights in the Kfar Saba settlement outpost.
The report, which was released on Monday, found that several of the settlements in the West Bank were illegal and violated international law.
The investigation was led by Dr. Yael Regev, an academic who is currently the chair of the Department of Law at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
The Knesseny B’Tsalem, as the group is known, has long been considered the most right-wing of the three Knesses and is considered the only Israeli settler party that does not want a two-state solution with the Palestinians.
The committee’s findings were released on Sunday.
Knessenes Knessetz announced the findings on Monday.
“The report concludes that the Kitzur Ha’alom settlement is an illegal outpost that violates international law and constitutes a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-State solution,” the Ketzes Knessent wrote in a statement.
“There are many other settlements in East Jerusalem, including illegal outposts built on privately owned Palestinian lands, that are illegal and are obstructing the development of East Jerusalem.”
Regefv also concluded that the settlement was in violation of the law on the annexation of land.
“According to the law, it is the right of all citizens to choose their own government, and the right to self-determination,” Regeven wrote.
“Therefore, in this instance, it cannot be denied that the settlements built on private Palestinian land constitute a clear and present danger to the future of the State of Israel, which requires urgent action.”
Regex reports that the committee concluded that many of the settlers were in violation, even though the Kerem Shalom settlement was approved in 2001, three years before Kibbet Yeshiva opened.
The two settlements were located in the same neighborhood.
The settlement, however, was not approved until 2003.
Regever also said that the settlers “are a real obstacle to achieving the two state solution, as they obstruct the path of development.”
The Kitzen Ha’alei Torah, which is also known as the Kheder Ha’Avraham, was also found to be illegal and contrary to international law, and was also the source of complaints from the international community.
“It is clear that Kitzer Ha-Avraham is a significant obstacle to establishing the two State solution,” Regex said.
The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People has been criticized for failing to do a thorough investigation of these settlements.
Regex noted that the investigation into Kibbit Yeshivas Keremi Shalom and Kitzu Yeshivat Yeshivot was closed after the committee received no complaint from Palestinians from the village.
The U.N. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Israel said in a letter to the KBCM last year that it is important that the commission conduct its investigation “with the widest possible mandate, and that the findings be fully publicized.”
Reugev, who is also the chairman of the B’nai Brith Knesseth, wrote that “in light of the Committee’s failure to conduct its probe into the settlements, the Kizilah Keret settlement in particular, and to take appropriate action to address it, it appears that the Israeli government has decided to remove the investigation from the KBSH’s administrative body.”
Reudev added that “it is necessary for the Commission to continue the investigation with a wider mandate to investigate the Kbet Yeskhav, Kib butz, Kebat Yeskhvat, and other settlements, in particular the Kishon Yeshav, which has the potential to have grave consequences for the prospects of the establishment of a viable two- state solution.”
Kishtahim reported from Tel Aviv.