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  5/29/2012, Sivan 8, 5772

Moshe Zar: PA Land ‘Ownership’ often Meaningless


Palestinian Authority Arabs’ claims to land in Judea and Samaria are often meaningless, says Moshe Zar, one of the main land salesmen in the region. The reason goes back to King Hussein’s distribution of land decades ago, he said.

“Hussain wanted to compensate the Palestinian families whose relatives he had murdered, so he gave them free land,” Zar told Arutz Sheva. “In reality, the distribution of land cannot be considered to be in effect, because it does not match the conditions on the ground.” The land was given out randomly by drawing lines on a map, he explained, and many land plots are actually craters or rivers.

“Nobody ever worked that land… A real legal investigation will show immediately that the land doesn’t belong to anybody,” he declared.