Labhras & CJ on ICJ Occupied Territory - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 29.12.09 | 21:57 (IST)

    Labhras, CJ was arguing that the only borders of Israel were the 29 Nov 1947 boundaries based on Israel's 1948 declaration of Independence. The Arab member of the ICJ argued that land within the 1967 Green Line should be regarded as 'occupied territory' under the 4th Geneva Convention. The ICJ specifically refused to do that and made it clear that 'occupied territory' referred only to lands beyond the 4 June 67 Green Line boundary. The Arab judge wrote a dissenting brief arguing that accepting the Green Line as sovereign Israeli territory disrupts the Pal claim for unlimited right of return. Needless to say, this was not the position of the ICJ. International Law sometimes favors Israel and sometimes protects Israelis, sometimes favors Pals and protects Pals. That is as it should be. However, that has never been your interpretation or Johnboys.

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    First published 01:46 29.12.09 | Last updated 11:23 29.12.09
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