International law as it applies to this situation - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 16.09.09 | 18:07 (IDT)

    The author of this article would do well to read up on international law, at least on 2 key points: 1) The status of Gaza, whether it is occupied or not, is immaterial. The war crimes and most grave violations of international law cited in the report apply equally to international conflicts. 2) Under international law Gaza is still occupied because Israel controls Gaz's airspace, territorial waters and land borders - including the border with Egypt, as senior Israeli government and army officials openly say that Egypt will not be allowed to open the Rafah border so long as corporal Gilad Shalit is not released.

    from the article: In wake of UN Gaza probe, how can Israel go to war again?
    First published 01:29 16.09.09 | Last updated 15:52 16.09.09
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