Israel Defends Law Allowing Expropriation of Palestinian Lands, Even 'If Someone Is Hurt'

The law was passed by the Knesset in February 2017 to retroactively legalize thousands of structures built illegally on private Palestinian land across the West Bank, in settlements and in outposts, but was then frozen

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A representative of the state told the High Court of Justice Sunday that the law allowing the expropriation of private Palestinian land for Jewish settlements “reflects the taking of governmental...