DT: "With no background or facts, he attempts to claim not, in order to imagine Israel as the aggressor." UN Charter Article 2(4) Article 39 Article 51 Read 'em, David. They set out the current state of play with respect to armed conflict. "War", "State of war", "Declaration of war" are all obsolete, and it makes no difference wether you invoke them or not. There is only "armed attack", "self defence", and "UN Authorization for the use of force". A "state of war" does not begin with a formal declaration of war, and it does not end with a formal peace treaty. It begins with an "armed attack", and it ends when that attack ceases. That's why nations don't declare war any more, David, and that's why most conflicts now end with a ceasefire agreement. Go live in your own little 19th century world, David; one where Israel can be in a "state of war" for 60 years. I prefer to live in the real world, thanks.
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