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Israel OK seizure of Palestinian land for Jewish settlements

February 07, 2017

Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, has approved legislation that gives retroactive legal authority for the seizure of Palestinian land on the West Bank for the construction of Israeli settlements.

The legislation, narrowly approved by the Knesset, gives the previous Palestinian owners the right to payment for their property, or the title to other land. The policy has drawn angry opposition from Palestinian leaders, who argue that the expansion of West-Bank settlements shows Israel’s disdain for the “two-state” solution.

 
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  • Posted by: - Feb. 07, 2017 11:04 PM ET USA

    They have no business doing that to the Palestinian people, including Christians who live there. Isn't there enough trouble.

  • Posted by: feedback - Feb. 07, 2017 2:54 PM ET USA

    This puts extra pressure on Trump Administration.