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Israel's Supreme Court strikes down law legalising settlements on private Palestinian land

Jun 09, 2020 - Reuters Africa

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel’s Supreme Court struck down a law on Tuesday that had retroactively legalised about 4,000 settler homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

A nine-judge panel voted to repeal the 2017 measure, under which settlers could remain on land if they built there without prior knowledge of Palestinian ownership, or if homes were built at the state’s direction. Eight voted in favour and one against.

Rights groups say the measur...