Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Documenting the Obvious is Important and a Big Story

Israeli Map Says West Bank Posts Sit on Arab Land - New York Times: "Israel has long asserted that it fully respects Palestinian private property in the West Bank and only takes land there legally or, for security reasons, temporarily.

If big sections of those settlements are indeed privately held Palestinian land, that is bound to create embarrassment for Israel and further complicate the already distant prospect of a negotiated peace. The data indicate that 40 percent of the land that Israel plans to keep in any future deal with the Palestinians is private."

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