Event: Land Acquisition (Validation of Acts and Compensation) Law

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In addition to "absentee" property, large amounts of land had been seized by Israel in the absence of any legal basis. This legislation aims at retroactively legalizing these seizures, as well as preventing any legal recourse by a present-absentee. It states that expropriation is valid regarding land that is not in its owner’s possession on 1 April 1952 and that is used for essential development, settlement, or security purposes between 14 May 1948 and 1 April 1952. The expropriated land is placed under the control of the Development Authority.

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Legal Colonization

Basic Law: Israel Lands
19 July 1960
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Absentee Property Law, 5710-1950
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