Israeli Land Acquisition Law: 1953

Israeli Land Acquisition Law (1953):

The passage of this law by the Knesset “was the final step completing the process of formal transfer of ownership of expropriated lands from their Arab owners to various Israeli state institutions.  This law permitted the minister of Finance to vest ownership in the Development Authority of lands expropriated pursuant to ‘previous laws. . . The law effectively permitted the retroactive validation  of any prior illegal expropriations because written certification by the Minister of Finance’ that certain specified conditions had been fulfilled was sufficient to permit transfer of ownership to the Development Authority.”

Source: Land, Law and Legitimacy in Israel and the Occupied Territories by George E. Bisharat, The American University Law Review, Vol. 43:67.


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