Axel - Interesting point re GC's/ Jordanian annexation. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • CJ
    • 09.12.09 | 19:08 (IST)

    "During these 19 years the Westbank was part of Jordan, its inhabitants were Jordanian citizens. The Geneva convention applies only to non-citizens under foreign occupation." Not sure if this is entirely correct. We do know Israel and Jordan agreed Jordan would occupy. (armistice agreement). So the GC's applied at least until Annexation. We do know there were no UNSC resolutions calling the Jordanian annexation invalid as Jordan was forced by the other Arab states to be a trustee only, in order to comply with Laws of War Art 55 and under which '48 Palestine refugees in the W/Bank would not lose RoR. There's a bit more here on today's situation (bottom of the page) http://www.un.org/unrwa/refugees/jordan.html

    from the article: U.S.: Only Israel, Palestinians should decide Jerusalem's future
    First published 18:36 08.12.09 | Last updated 09:57 09.12.09
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