(JTA) – The alleged seller in a controversial West Bank land deal has been dead nearly 50 years, according to an investigation by the Associated Press.
The AP probe into the illegal outpost at Migron, published this week, shows that the sale of the land to the settlers was based largely on forgeries.
The Palestinian farmer whose name is on the 2004 sales document for the land near Ramallah has been dead since 1961. The signature of the California notary on the document is forged and FBI agents are looking into the affair.
Settlers in Migron, numbering 45 families, insist the sale is legitimate.