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    • r cummings
    • 03.06.10 | 15:42 (IDT)

    It's about time someone straightened out this strange Israeli belief that they can do whatever they like in the West Bank under Israeli law. The petitioner may well claim that the occupying - not 'sovereign' Haaretz! - power in the territories, the IDF, is subject to Israeli law. Sure its members are individually - but it doesn't mean they can apply Israeli law to the Occupied Territory. Palestinian law applies throughout the West Bank and the occupier must respect and work though that. They can only override it if there is a conflict with international law, in which case international law prevails. The Israeli Basic Law has no legal relevance in the OT.

    from the article: IDF panel rules West Bank settlers not protected by Basic Law
    First published 01:52 03.06.10 | Last updated 01:52 03.06.10
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