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    • 28.03.13 | 12:58 (IST)

    I'm not familiar enough with the mandate to comment on the settlement right that you mention, but the mandate is from back in the 20s or so isn't it? I very much doubt that it gives Israel the right to claim the land as Israeli (especially given that Israel didn't even exist at that point). A right for Jews to settle is quite different from a right for Israel to claim additional territory, don't you think?

    from the article: Just 0.7% of state land in the West Bank has been allocated to Palestinians, Israel admits
    First published 12:00 28.03.13 | Last updated 01:12 28.03.13
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