#17 you need a previous country to have an occupation - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 07.12.09 | 12:46 (IST)

    France was "occupied" in WW2 by the Nazis because there was a government there before. There is no "occupation" in the West Bank because the territory is 100% Israeli under international law. The Green Line is simply where the fighting stopped in 1948 before Israel annexed it in 1967 in a defensive war. Look up the facts before you try to distort what is legal and not legal. Furthermore, there is no "oppression" in the West Bank. Palestinians self-govern in built-up cities with real, living economies. The West Bank is not a series of refugee camps as CNN would have you believe. Israel runs security checkpoints to find terrorists just like police operate road blocks in the US when on a manhunt for a murderer, but I don't hear New York City citizens crying "oppression" because the police doing its job to keep people safe makes them get home a little later.

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    First published 02:56 07.12.09 | Last updated 18:44 07.12.09
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