//"Private land ownership has NOTHING to do with territorial rights or Sovereignty. "// "Except, it does in this case, since this territory was torn by an ethnic civil war" May 15th 1948, Israel was a Sovereign STATE, Iraq was a STATE, TransJordan was a STATE. How does one have a civil war between STATES? "..and the Jewish residents maintain their rights to sell and develop their properties" Fine. Except the illegal settlers are ISRAELI Jews. Many from places far far from Jerusalem, with absolutely no ties to Jerusalem of 1948. Who NEVER owned land in Jerusalem in 1948 or at any other time, whose parents NEVER owned land in Jerusalem in 1948.
Man shot dead in northern Israel town of Bi'ina, police say the murder was gang related (Haaretz)
from the article: Lieberman: U.S. demand to end East Jerusalem building is 'unreasonable'