#45 Aaron C. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ron
    • 01.03.10 | 18:28 (IST)

    The forbears of the Palestinians occupied Canaan (also known at the time as Palestine) before the Israelite tribes entered the land. That is not the end of the story. This is. On 14 May 1948, under UN resolution 181, Israel declared statehood, with sovereignty within precisely, meticulously detailed borders dictated by the resolution. The remainder of the territory in Palestine was Palestinian. In 1967, Israel occupied the remainder of Palestine. UN resolution 242 then demanded Israel withdraw from the occupied territories. Israel has refused and is in violation of that resolution, and thus international law. Therefore, the West Bank and Gaza, and Jerusalem for that matter, are not legally part of Israel. Israeli built settlements on the occupied lands, the blockade of Gaza, collective punishment of a civilian population, and the annexation of Jerusalem are violations of articles of the 4th Geneva Convention. Breaches of the Convention are considered war crimes.

    from the article: EU: West Bank goods aren't Israeli
    First published 17:20 25.02.10 | Last updated 18:51 25.02.10
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