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Judea and Samaria is Jewish territory - No annexation is required

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Submitted by YJ Draiman (United States), Jun 29, 2015 at 03:16

Judea and Samaria is Jewish territory - No annexation is required

Let me pose an interesting scenario. If you had a country and it was conquered by foreign powers over a period of time. After many years you have taken back you country and land in various defensive wars. Do you have to officially annex those territories. It was always your territory and by retaking control and possession of your territory it is again your original property and there is no need to annex it. The title to your property is valid today as it was many years before.

Annexation only applies when you are taking over territory that was never yours to begin with, just like some European countries annexed territories of other countries.

YJ Draiman

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