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    • B. Gold
    • 03.09.09 | 08:44 (IDT)

    The claim that Israel has ?stolen? Palestinian land is simply a lie. Judea and Samaria are the ancient heartland of the Jewish people, the cradle of our civilization, and Israel has every right - morally, historically, theologically and militarily - to be there. The West Bank is not Palestinian land in any sense. It was originally part of the British Mandate and then illegally occupied by Jordan. Nor have the settlers occupied individual Palestinians? land, but have mainly built on empty space. I do not condone the actions of some of these settlers against their Arab neighbours, nor their attitudes. But the claim that Israel has ?stolen? Palestinian land is simply a lie as explained at: http://xrl.us/otzxw

    from the article: Israel hints it may retroactively legalize settlement construction
    First published 01:23 03.09.09 | Last updated 03:02 03.09.09
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