And how did this Arab "owner" acquire title to the land??? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Moshe
    • 18.11.09 | 12:57 (IST)

    To all but a small minority of people who deny history, the Land of Israel, including Judea and Samaria, belonged to the Jewish State which was destroyed by Rome in 70 CE, expropriating the property of the Jews and slaughtering over 1,000,000 of them. Following war after war, in which the territory passed from one conquerer to another, so did the "ownership" of this land. At some point, this Arab Mustafa "acquired" his land from some gang who conquered it from someone else. Why is his title to land that was definitely owned by Jews honored whereas the Jewish title is not? Whom did Mustafa buy his land from? How did he get it? By what moral right does a person who bought land from someone who stole it get to keep it? If property rights are to be respected, they should be respected regardless of who the owner is. That means, that if Mustafa's property rights are to be respected, so should be the rights of the Jewish "settlers".

    from the article: Police probing rightist MK over fake West Bank outpost deal
    First published 02:50 18.11.09 | Last updated 11:46 18.11.09
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