This news item reminded me of a serious problem with the Levy Report.
HEBRON (Ma'an) -- Israeli settlers began leveling a large tract of land in central Hebron in preparation for the construction of a new Jewish settlement outpost in the beleaguered southern West Bank city on Sunday. Israeli settlers escorted a bulldozer which uprooted fifty-year-old trees in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood near the city center, near an existing extremist right wing Israeli settlement. A Palestinian source told Ma'an that the Israeli liaison department notified the Palestinian side that Israeli authorities would do earthwork in the area for two months.
...The land which was leveled was leased by the Abu Heikal family in 1949 from the Jordanian government's Custodian of Enemy Property, Abu Heikal told Ma'an in a phone call.
I have made the point that a suggestion that could have been included would have easily addressed this point:
The land which was leveled was leased by the Abu Heikal family in 1949 from the Jordanian government's Custodian of Enemy Property
Jordan was an illegal occupier of the land that was intended to become part of the Jewish national home, and since its 1948 aggression was done in contravention of UN resolutions as part odf the general Arab rejection of the Partition Recommendation, any and all lands that Jordan distributed to anyone are to revert to the original owner - the Palestine Mandate, which, according to UN Charter Article 80, still has potency for the claim that all the lands west of the Jordan River are foremost Jewish territory.
And since Israel, in a defensive war in 1967, regained full administrative control of the area of Hebron, for example, the land Abu Heikal leased was not legally his to keep.
And if there was no significant development of the tract (other than a few trees planted, it would seem, just to stake out a claim), that land and all other lands not ploughed, planted or built upon should revert to thegeneral registrar of properties to be redistributed.
Israel's government should engage in the registering process and thereby protect Jewish rights to our homeland.