An occupation implies that an indigenous people is kept under martial law. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Finn
    • 06.02.14 | 14:13 (IST)

    I Israel were to give the Palestineans in the West Banks citizenship and full rights, it would not be an occupation any more. As for many in Israel this demographic shift in the electorate is as bad as nuking Israel - it is always called Israel's destruction, isn't it ? - this won't happen. Alternatively, the military could withdraw. If Israel claims only the territory, where Arabs have (almost) equal rights, there also would not be an occupation. If the military stays and people are kept under martial law, it is an occupation.

    from the article: What if the boycotters don't isolate Israel?
    First published 19:39 05.02.14 | Last updated 19:39 05.02.14
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