#4 Indeed true, Jake - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 03.09.09 | 08:10 (IDT)

    J: "Occupied Territory still makes it Illegal" The very notion that Israel can retrospectively "make this legal" is a nonsense. Israeli law does not apply in the occupied territories. Israel rules by military orders, and those military order MUST comply with International Humanitarian Law, and if they **don't** then not only are they illegal but there is no Magic Wand that Israel can wave to **make** them legal. It doesn't possess the jurisdiction to do that, because it is not the sovereign here. Israel is merely the occupying power, and it's long past time that Israel started acting like one.

    from the article: Israel hints it may retroactively legalize settlement construction
    First published 01:23 03.09.09 | Last updated 03:02 03.09.09
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