#89 Tim R. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ron
    • 17.01.10 | 20:25 (IST)

    You like to draw on historical events you presumably believe somehow justify Israel's countless current violations of international law. Regarding any Palestinian claim on E. Jerusalem, no one has a claim on the city. Israel is a state lacking any legal basis for sovereignty in Jerusalem. UNSC resolution 181, under which Israel declared statehood, declared Jerusalem to be an international city, corpus separatum, managed under UN auspices. In 1980 the Knesset passed the "Basic Law" which declared Jerusalem complete and unified the capital of Israel. The Basic Law is a violation of UN Security Council resolutions 476 & 478 and thus a violation of Article 49 of the 4th Geneva Convention, and therefore a war crime. UNSC resolution 478 declared the Knesset Basic Law null and void and 476 declares any demographic changes in Jerusalem a violation of international law and a serious violation of the Geneva Convention, a war crime.

    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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