Do you know what 'state land' is? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • r cummings
    • 18.07.12 | 14:38 (IDT)

    Two thirds of Palestinians do not have title to their land, because the Ottoman Empire did not do formal land registry deeds. They were deemed to own their land in law. Israel seized on this and, importing the western system, declared that any land where the owner did not have title deeds would be declared 'state' land - and then refused to give the owners title deeds. There is of course no way Israel can legally do this, it is straightforward and theft. State land in the West Bank can not anyway be ISRAELI state land, because Israel does not include the West Bank. As Israel is only an occupying power - a temporary status - it is prohibited from acquiring occupied land by international law. In short, this whole 'state land' business is just another Israeli three-card trick, con job and chicanery in order to steal non-Jews' land for Jews..

    from the article: Defense Ministry hires architect to resume construction of illegal West Bank outpost
    First published 02:59 17.07.12 | Last updated 02:59 17.07.12
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