Settlers Drop Bid to Be Named Owners of Land in West Bank Outpost

During the legal battle, the Amana movement and the Kiryat Hayeshiva Beit El Development Corp., which built the buildings, argued that they had bought the land in 2000.

Fourteen months after Beit El residents petitioned the Jerusalem District Court asking to be declared owners of land in the settlement's Ulpana neighborhood, they withdrew the petition this week, essentially admitting that the land is Palestinian-owned.