Sharon's disengagement plan violates human rights, jurists say Jeannie Shawl at 9:34 AM ET
The Legal Forum for the Land of Israel, a group of lawyers, jurists and legal researchers, has said that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's disengagement plan violates Israel's Basic Law on Human Dignity and Freedom, and infringes on property rights, freedom of movement and freedom to demonstrate.
The group is attempting to keep the Knesset from passing the disengagement plan, which it says violates human rights continuously upheld by Israel's Supreme Court in the last 12 years. BBC News has background on the disengagement plan. Haaertz has more.
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