The Law Says Defensive Occupation - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Shirley
    • 23.06.11 | 17:45 (IDT)

    is lawful and given the Arab attack in 1967 it was indeed lawful. As to withdrawing from lawfully occupied territories, the occupier must withdraw but not before it has proper assurances of security, as in renunciation of violence, recognition, etc. What is unprecedented, and what international law does not talk about, is the unimaginable, the very thing that has happened in the occupied territories. And that is the those that were lawfully occupied refusing to provide the necessary assurances and recognition. There are principles in law that do suggest that over time their claims are weakened and even forfeited, especially with violent behaviour.

    from the article: The historical truth behind the Israeli-Palestinian narratives
    First published 02:29 23.06.11 | Last updated 02:29 23.06.11
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