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    • 18.12.07 | 09:16 (IST)

    ""If somebody bought an empty lot in one of the settlements 10 years ago and he owns it, and he decides now in the year 2007, 10 or 15 years after he purchased it, to build on it, the government of Israel cannot do anything about it." If you buy something from someone who doesn't own what is being sold you own nothing. If you bought it from the owner and the government is bound by an undertaking to freeze activity on it you can't build on it. Freeze means gelled status quo, solidifying today something that was previously fluid. Let the government ask for the owners of the land to be compensated, if necessary by the world community that has imposed this freeze, if they legally deserve to be. What language does our government speak?

    from the article: Officials: Israel to allow construction in existing W. Bank settlements
    First published 00:00 17.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 17.12.07
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