Israel's defence minister has said that "it doesn't take a genius" to know that the Supreme Court will reject a bill retroactively legalizing thousands of Israeli settlements.
The bill in parliament seeks to legalize homes owned by Israeli settlers in the West Bank that are built on Palestinian land.
"When you read that the attorney general said it's unconstitutional law, its chances of being disqualified are 100 per cent," Avigdor Lieberman said at a weekly meeting of his Israel Our Home party.
The law could affect some 4,000 homes and stipulates that settlements found to be illegally built on Palestinian-owned land will not be removed, but instead the legal owners of the land will receive alternate land or financial compensation.
It was unclear whether the Knesset would debate the bill on Monday night, after announcing delays and then retracting them. The opposition has promised a filibuster, which could last days.
Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has warned that such a law would be unconstitutional and that he would not defend it before Israel's Supreme Court. He also expressed concern that passing the bill would lead to Israel being brought before the International Criminal Court.
The law would "prevent recurrent attempts to harm the settlement enterprise," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.
Debate over the bill is yet another sign that Israel has become emboldened by the new US administration, which is widely perceived as friendly to settlement activity.
Since US President Donald Trump took office, some 3,000 settler homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank have been approved for construction.