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    • Phantomime
    • 28.05.13 | 23:09 (IDT)

    "It is unlawful under the Fourth Geneva Convention for an occupying power to transfer parts of its own population into the territory it occupies. This means that international humanitarian law prohibits the establishment of settlements, as these are a form of population transfer into occupied territory. Any measure designed to expand or consolidate settlements is also illegal. Confiscation of land to build or expand settlements is similarly prohibited. " ICRC.. This is in reference to Fourth Geneva Convention, Article 49. I'm not sure how that could be any more clear. Here's the link: http://www.icrc.org/eng/resources/documents/faq/occupation-faq-051010.htm

    from the article: The prophetic lesson of Stephen Hawking's Israel boycott
    First published 00:52 28.05.13 | Last updated 13:52 27.05.13
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