Israel to reexamine East Jerusalem land seizures from Palestinians

[JURIST] Israeli officials have told the US that Israel will reexamine the cases of Palestinians in East Jerusalem whose land was seized by Israel [JURIST report] due to the building of the security fence [official website]. The US had expressed concern over the seizure of the land by local officials, in part because of the current attempts by the Israeli government as a whole to bolster the legitimacy of the new Palestinian presidency. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice [official profile] is meeting with Israeli officials in Washington Monday to discuss this issue, the security arrangements needed for the return of several West Bank cities to Palestinian control, the release of hundreds of Palestinian detainees, and the expansion of freedoms of movement for Palestinians in general. From Isreal, Haaretz has local coverage.



 

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