#77 Ron - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Tim R
    • 10.01.10 | 08:55 (IST)

    "...It violates international law for an occupying power to settle its own population on occupied territory"(Ron) Ron you should know that in 1967 Israel took the territories from Jordan because Jordan attacked Israel. But in fact, only a few countries recognized those teritories as Jordanian territory. The majority in the UN did NOT recognize it as Jordanian territory. Nor was it recognized as Palestinian territory because at that stage even the Palestinians did not claim the West Bank for themselves. The only territories that the Palestinians, together with their Arab allies coveted at that srage, was Israel proper. By the way, the 1967 boundries were actually armistice lines, NOT recognized borders. The reason why I mention those facts is to show you that your claim is false. In legal terms, the West Bank is NOT occupied territory. It is disputed territory. And UN Resolution 242 did NOT demand Israel's unconditional withdrawal. It demanded a negotiated withdrawal to agreed borders

    from the article: Israel's 10 worst errors of the decade
    First published 08:15 31.12.09 | Last updated 11:35 31.12.09
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