“ The Great Land Robbery” Settlement Building on Private Palestinian Property
From the State’s response to Peace Now’s Petition: “ The issue of the petition is a complex and most sensitive issue, where, among others, security considerations and foreign relations aspects of the State of Israel are concerned”
Land Status in the West Bank <ul><li>State Land </li></ul><ul><li>Private Palestinian Land </li></ul><ul><li>Survey Land </li></ul><ul><li>Land Owned by Jews </li></ul>
Private Palestinian Land From the Talia Sasson Report: It is absolutely prohibited to establish outposts on private Palestinian property. Such an action may in certain circumstances become a felony There is no way to validate the establishment of an outpost on private Palestinian property, not even post factum. Such outposts must be evacuated, the sooner the better.
Main Findings <ul><li>80.25% of the settlements and outpost sit (fully or partially) on Private Palestinian Land (130 of 162) </li></ul><ul><li>Only 27 settlements and outposts are “clean” from Private Palestinian Land or Survey Land </li></ul>
Alfei Menashe Private Palestinian Land - 27.2% Survey Land - 0% Jewish Land - 0% State Land - 72.8%
Beit El At least 96.9% Private Palestinian Land (We do not have information about the status of land of the rest of the settlement)
Elazar Private Palestinian Land - 85.8% Survey Land - 14.2% Jewish Land - 0% State Land - 0%
The Authenticity of the Data For example, the jurisdiction map of Alfei Menashe fits well to the data of the Private and the State Land (notice the enclaves) Legend: Red – Private Palestinian Land Gray – State Land Green – Jewish Land Yellow – Survey Land
The map of Har Adar – the parcels and the built-up line match our data regarding the ownership. Legend: Red – Private Palestinian Land Gray – State Land Green – Jewish Land Yellow – Survey Land
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