Occupation of the West Bank - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 09.02.14 | 21:42 (IST)

    Israel is also signatory to the Hague Regulations,which say "The occupying State shall be regarded only as administrator and usufructuary of public buildings, landed property, forests and agricultural undertakings belonging to the hostile State, and situated in the occupied country. It must safeguard the capital of such properties, and administer them in accordance with the rules of usufruct." Clearly, using land in the OPTs for squatters' camps, industrial parks and associated infrastructures for the benefit of Israel and Israelis is a long way removed from that requirement.

    from the article: Just 0.7% of state land in the West Bank has been allocated to Palestinians, Israel admits
    First published 12:00 28.03.13 | Last updated 01:12 28.03.13
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