'We came here to feel safe. Now my children refuse to walk to school alone, just like they did in Paris,' French émigré says after twin attacks in Ra'anana.13:27 13.10.15 | 9 comments
Howdy Wibism; You are assuming that the land on which the Israeli settlements sit is "Palestinian land" which is precisely what is being contested. The land cannot be Palestinian land in a sovereignty sense because the Palestinians have stupidly rejected statehood consistently since 1947 at least. Insofar as I'm aware most of the Israeli settlements are built on either land which was legally purchased by Jews prior to 1948, legally purchased after 1967, requisitioned out of military necessity (with compensation at fair market value), or was public land and not privately owned by anybody. Thus, in most cases, it is not "Palestinian land" in a private-ownership sense either. And please don't start hauling up false deeds issued during the Jordanian occupation from 1948 to 1967. It won't work except with the "Peace Now" crowd.