Jason 17 - the 'illegal' occupation - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • lorrypf
    • 27.04.06 | 20:05 (IDT)

    As a student of international law, I'll give you the low-down - larry Brook isn't as wrong as you aggressively suggest. You can't aquire territory by force, even in self-defence. This is simply the law as recognised among other things in Security Council Resolutions 242 (on the 6 day war) and 662 (on Iraq's invasion of Kuwait). Furthermore, the 1970 Declaration on the Principles of International Law states 'no territorial acquisition resulting from the threat or use of force shall be recognised as legal' These combined create customary international law. Therefore, whilst the occupation of much of the West Bank is not illegal per se, the annexation of East Jerusalem and Golan, and any further in the 'Convergence Plan' ARE UNAMBIGUOUSLY ILLEGAL. Plus, the 'legal' occupation bit infers a lot of responsibility on the occupier. mainly NO SETTLEMENTS. Settlements are breaking the law, not making the occupation illegal per se but illegally conducted.

    from the article: And thank you to Hamas
    First published 00:00 27.04.06 | Last updated 00:00 27.04.06
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