Experts mentioned three main considerations against the principle of national ownership of land. The Israeli authorities have placed no obstacles in the way of such purchases, which are proceeding, as Israel's Deputy Housing Minister Meir Porush recently noted: The Palestinian Authority is encouraging purchases of land in Israeli territory by wealthy Palestinians.
However, the agreement also clearly stipulated that the land — along with the properties built on the land — would completely revert to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate when the lease runs out in The Palestinian Legislative Council has passed the first reading of a draft law intended to supersede the Jordanian statute.
These Jews came hoping to create a new future in what they regarded as the homeland of their ancestors.
While the majority of the Palestinian population in the West Bank live in Areas A and B, the infrastructure upon which their livelihood depends either lies in or crosses into Area C. However, this provision has no bearing on the matter of the expropriation itself.
The original formulation of this argument would seem to be by Walter Lehn, a professor of linguistics then at the University of Minnesota, who contended in a article in the Journal of Palestine Studies that the [Israeli] state under colour of law effectively prevents any non-Jew from leasing or holding any rights Inmore than one third of Israel's Jewish population lived on absentee property and nearly a third of the new immigrantspeople settled in urban areas abandoned by Arabs.