Laying down the law (#88 Judea from Samaria & Simona from Dimona) - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Tosefta
    • 14.03.07 | 18:11 (IST)

    "when will you give back all of the kibbutz land? .. Or are you above the law that you self- righteously claim to uphold?" - Judea As long as you realize that we are dealing with a "law" here, you must also realize that laws are defined by their details. Laws might be applicable in some cases, and not applicable in others. Since I was using the 4th Geneva Convention as the applicable law, the following should be noted: 1. Israel in its pre-67 borders is not "occupied territory" in international law. It is the sovereign territory of the State of Israel, and Israeli law applies, not the Geneva Convention. 2. Israel signed on to the Geneva Convention in 1951. It is not obligated to its provisions on any action that took place before its joining.

    from the article: Peace Now: 32% of land held for settlements is private Palestinian property
    First published 00:00 14.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 14.03.07
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