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Economy and Society: February 18, 2013

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The Israel Land Authority has admitted it had transferred 1200 dunams of private Palestinian farmland in the north of the Jordan Valley to Kibbuts Merav approximately 30 years ago. (Haaretz)

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February 18th, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Military and Security Forces: January 28, 2013

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An investigation carried out by the Civil Administration indicates that at least 166 housing units in the settlement of Ali were built on private Palestinian land. (Haaretz)

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January 28th, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Military and Security Forces: January 7, 2012‎

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Illegal outposts built in the West Bank on private Palestinian land are surrounded by a large “security” ring which prevents Palestinian from accessing their land even if it is not part of the outpost. Dror Etkes of Peace Now measured the size of the security ring around outposts and found that although the Pisgat Ya’akov outpost  takes up only 30 dunams of Palestinian land, the ring adds 640 dunams of private land. Migron subsumes 360 dunams inside the ring road while the buildings stand on an area of about 76 dunams. At Migron, Amona and Pisgat Ya’akov there have also been attempts to forge land sales. Only at Givat Assaf have the attempts led to an indictment, which was filed in 2007 against two inhabitants of East Jerusalem.

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January 7th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Political: January 6, 2012

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According to Thabet Bashir, Head of the Jinspot village council, the residents of the Palestinian village have not been officially notified about the details of a compromise agreement reached by the state and settlers from the Ramat Gilad outpost, even though the outpost is built on their privately-owned land.  Two of the agreement’s clauses state that the settlers’ use of land registered as private land will cease only if “another party’s rights to the land will be proven”.  ”How will we prove our ownership if nobody notifies us that we must prove our ownership?”, asks Bashir.  The Palestinian residents of the area have claimed that the army, Civil Administration, and settlers “have prevented local residents from accessing their land for cultivation, which would allow the authorities to proclaim it as state land”.

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January 6th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Diplomacy: November 18, 2011

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The State Attorney’s Office, which has admitted in the past before the High Court of Justice that the outpost of Migron was built on privately owned Palestinian land, has retracted its earlier position and stated that “the residents of Deir Dibwan cannot prove their claim to Migron’s land.”  The State Attorney’s statement was in response to a civil lawsuit filed by Palestinians residents of the nearby village through the Yesh Din organization, in which they demanded compensation for the use of the land in Migron.

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November 18th, 2011 at 11:00 pm