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    • Sarah
    • 17.03.10 | 20:58 (IST)

    The legal arm of the UN, the International Court of Justice, has found the settlements to be illegal under international law. International humanitarian law prohibits the forcible transfer of segments of the population of a state to the territory of another state which it has occupied as a result of the resort to armed force. This principle, which is reflected in Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, was drafted immediately following the Second World War. The construction of new housing for Jews and the constant demolitions of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem is a clear example of structural racism... It would be immoral and illegal for the US to continue to support such policies, financially, politically and militarily.

    from the article: Lieberman: U.S. demand to end East Jerusalem building is 'unreasonable'
    First published 19:21 17.03.10 | Last updated 09:54 31.03.10
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