Except... the two groups have a different status under int'l humanitarian law - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 10.04.13 | 03:32 (IDT)

    The Palestinians are "protected persons" under int'l humanitarian law, while the "settlers" ARE NOT. In addition, those same laws insist that those colonists should not be there at all, since the colonization of occupied territory is unconditionally prohibited. The IDF has a duty to protect them, yes, but the only LEGAL way of doing that is to abandon this colonial enterprise and return all those colonists back inside Israel.

    from the article: Amira Hass, settlers and Palestinians: 'Do we not bleed?'
    First published 13:32 09.04.13 | Last updated 13:32 09.04.13
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