SDHD: "Norway was occupied." Well, THAT's a relief! SDHD: "There were German forces present" The definition of "occupation" does not require "boots on the ground"; it requires only that your armed forces have established their authority over this territory. SDHD: "and the Reich appointed and controlled Norway`s government." And that is the EXERCISE of authority, and that is also not a requirement of an occupation. SDHD: "It APPOINTED that government, idiot. Did Israel appoint Hamas?" Again, you are displaying ignorance. Israel is the occupying power. And occupier CAN sit back and refuse to exercise any authority at all, in which case the natives can either descend into anarchy or try to organize some semblence of order. But either way the occupier claims the right (and retains the ability) to sweep that all away WHENEVER and for WHATEVER reason it names. That is "effective control", and Israel has it w.r.t. Gaza.
Iraqi car bomb death toll rises to 25 (Reuters)
from the article: Four Gaza factions halt rocket fire, in bow to Hamas