#62 CJ - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Jim
    • 16.12.09 | 16:15 (IST)

    Sorry, CJ. The High Court Of Israel ruled in 2002 that: 1. Every piece of land East of the Green Line, as modified by the Armistice Agreement of 1967, is occupied territory; 2. that Israel is the belligerent occupier of said land; 3. that occupation does not constitute ownership; 4. that Israel has the right to erect walls for the express purpose of keeping suicide bombers out of Israel; 5. That interference by the IDF in the lives of Palestinians beyond what is absolutely necessary to protect the State of Israel from suicide bombers is disproportionate. This decision does not set the borders of Palestine; but it does fix the border of Israel at the Green Line. The territory to which you refer is not Israeli territory. It is Israeli occupied territory. There is a difference. That the government of Israel ignores the rulings of its own High Court and pretends that Palestine belongs to Israel has nothing to do with the legality of the ruling.

    from the article: U.S. planning to restart Israel-PA talks based on '67 borders
    First published 02:04 16.12.09 | Last updated 13:35 16.12.09
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