#25 Darthie, are you really that dense???? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 18.03.10 | 07:50 (IST)

    DZ: "Security Council Resolution 1322 (2000), paragraph 3: Calls upon Israel, the occupying Power, to abide scrupulously by its legal obligations and its responsibilities under the Fourth Geneva Convention" Note that "its" appears twice. As in: it DOESN'T say "its legal obligations and responsibilities under the 4th Geneva Convention" Hint: The latter (incorrectly) places all the "legalities" within GCIV. The Hague Regs IV, for example, are also legally binding upon Israel, as the UNSC well understood when it put two "its" in that sentence. DZ: "Where is it mentioned that Israel cannot build on this disputed land ?" Articles 46-55 of the Hague Regs... Private property can not be confiscated (Art 46), and state land can not be turned over to any other use (Art 55). Israel therefore can't build settlements on "private property" nor can it build settlements on "state land". Which doesn't exacty leave Israel with anything else...

    from the article: Lieberman: U.S. demand to end East Jerusalem building is 'unreasonable'
    First published 19:21 17.03.10 | Last updated 09:54 31.03.10
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