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    • arik
    • 27.11.09 | 11:17 (IST)

    The code of law which makes them illegal is The Fourth Geneva Convention.. which prohibits any nation from moving its own civilian settlers into occupied territory// Indeed it prohibites states like Nazi Germany to "force" its own population ( prisioners, inmates) to settle in territories of other countries taken by war. Namely the law forbides constructing concentration camps in other countries. Israel does not do that. 1) The West Bank does not belong to any country 2) Settlers are not forced to go there 3) Israel did not annex either. That means that the West Bank can become a palestinian state after negotiations and the fate of the settlers will be decided in negotiations . Irael is in favor of negotiations. No negotiations, then the status quo prevails... No problems with any law. Who is the judge by the way? The UN Assambly of the S Council?

    from the article: 'Settlement freeze' won't bring about peace
    First published 02:37 26.11.09 | Last updated 09:25 26.11.09
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