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    • Jacob
    • 18.11.09 | 20:51 (IST)

    All those who claim that building by Israel in the settlements is against International Law, use a double standard. A recap: 1. Israel conquered the so-called West Bank from Jordan. 2. King Hussein (late-) of Jordan proclaimed in the early 90-'s that he withdraws his claims concerning the West Bank. 3. Thus, strictly speaking in terms of Int. Law, it is a kind of Nomansland (officially termed "disputed area"). 4. Therefore, ANY building activity, from either side, would be against Int. Law. Hmmmm, I didn't hear anybody about similar activities by the other party in the dispute...

    from the article: EU, Obama: Settlement construction could threaten peace progress
    First published 13:41 18.11.09 | Last updated 11:57 25.11.09
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