The National Union of Tunisian Women (UNFT) will hold its 15th congress in March 2017, told on Sunday the president of the organisation, Radhia Jerbi. The congress, which will coincide with the celebration of International Women’s Day, will elect a new executive bureau, a central committee, a national council and a president. UNFT had held an extraordinary congress on February 3, 2013, which resulted in a new executive bureau. Radhia Jerbi added that the women’s organisation has begun the renewal of its regional structures, noting that the sections of Sousse, Gafsa and Kebili have been renewed and that regional congresses have allowed young women activists to win the elections (one third of the elected members are under 40). She indicated that all regional conferences will be held no later than December 2016, noting that several regional chapters have not been renewed since 2006. National congress committees that will be responsible for the preparation of the Congress motions will be formed after the regional congresses.
Sources close to Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked indicated that the Ministry is working on adapting the Cyprus model to Israel in order to resolve the issues of Palestinian land ownership claims throughout Judea and Samaria, including Amona. The invitation of a renowned international jurist to participate in the formulation of the plan is expected to help deal with the expected response from Europe to the plan. According to the plan, an arbitration committee will be appointed to decide on issues of land belonging to private owners and whether and how much compensation to give in these cases.