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The process by which a city or township expands its borders. The city or township may annex an unincorporated area or another municipality. The process is governed by state law and may require a vote by the affected people.
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The process of joining property to another.Arises in two contexts: (1) Personal property is annexed to real property,becoming a part of it,and must remain if the property is sold or if a leasehold interest comes to an end. (2) Local governments expand their jurisdictional limits and tax bases by annexing property.The process is usually accomplished through local ballot and is generally hotly contested by groups of property owners who do not want to lose their independence or see an increase in property taxes.

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The Crimean annexation also set off a violent war in eastern Ukraine, with pro-Russian separatists fighting against Ukrainian forces.
As is often the case, this will be used strategically by the Israeli government, this time to set the stage for a final and complete annexation of Palestinian land.
"Annexation is an illegal act that strikes at the heart of the international rules-based system, requiring the unequivocal condemnation and rebuke of the international community.
Russia's annexation of Crimea, Iraq's 1990 annexation of Kuwait, and Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights are among the few examples.
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France does not recognise the Israeli annexation of 1981," the French foreign ministry said in a daily briefing, adding that UN Security Council resolutions had recognised the annexation as null and void.
Immediately after the Crimea annexation and the start of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin was an outcast at international forums.
"Absent deceitful conduct, there are generally only two groups with standing to challenge a 100% annexation: property owners of annexed land and the attorney general of South Carolina," wrote Judge Eugene Griffith Jr.
"The contrary view would eviscerate [the law's] requirements for a valid annexation and would allow an annexing body to shield itself from outside challenges by simply claiming it is employing the 100% method when it is not actually doing so."
The company made offers to purchase the property contingent on the annexation of the land.
The law, which was enacted with the support of Education Minister, Naftali Bennett, was another step in a series of steps and plans, which was prepared by the Israeli settlement government with the aim of implementing the creeping annexation of the occupied West Bank and imposing Israeli sovereignty over the Palestinian territories, in flagrant defiance of the international legitimacy's resolutions, including the recent Security Council resolution 2334.