Private Claims to Property Rights in the Future Israeli-Palestinian Settlement

  title={Private Claims to Property Rights in the Future Israeli-Palestinian Settlement},
  author={Eyal Benvenisti and Eyal Zamir},
  journal={American Journal of International Law},
  pages={295 - 340}
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See text at notes 140-45 and 163-64 supra
    See LADAS, supra note 140, for a detailed account of the appraisal procedures
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