How the state got the land is still in question since Bedouin still have old Ottoman titles and never left the country - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Bloodyscot
    • 08.08.10 | 22:42 (IDT)

    When Israel became a state, part of the agreement was it would honor Ottoman/British land titles but Israel used new laws and the court to declare much of the non-Jewish land as state land. In some cases of state claimed land was borderline illegal even under Israel's laws but it hard to fight the state, this land likely needed for military training in early 1950's only to become de facto state land at some point.

    from the article: Displacing the Bedouin
    First published 01:17 08.08.10 | Last updated 01:17 08.08.10
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