#36 vhardman. Man with a retention problem - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ron
    • 21.12.09 | 05:58 (IST)

    You must be the only Jew in the world that doesn't know Judea and Samaria are not Israeli territory. And you've been told this over and over. The UN passed Security Council resolution 181 which created the legal authority for declaration of a Jewish and Arab state. On 14 May 1948, under UN 181, Israel declared itself to be the State of Israel. That declaration did not include Palestinian territory. In 1967 Israel occupied the rest of Palestine. It refused to withdraw from the occupied territory (which included Judea and Samaria) and thus became in violation of international law. How many times, and in how many ways must the nations of the world tell you Israelis that Israeli settlements in the West Bank and the annexation of Jerusalem are in violation of UN resolutions 242,452 and 465 and thus in violation of articles 49,53 and 147 of the 4th Geneva Convention, and therefore Israel could be prosecuted at the International Criminal Court in the Hague for commission of a war crime.

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    First published 01:12 20.12.09 | Last updated 08:57 20.12.09
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