the transfer of its citizens to a region under its military occupation would be one that's pretty hard to dispute - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Wouter
    • 31.05.12 | 17:41 (IDT)

    and then of course there have been many reports (by the UN and human rights organisations) of the use of human shields, indiscriminate use of force, deliberate targetting of non-combatants (like those policemen in their offices at the start of Cast Lead). (Attempts to) aquisition of territory based on a no-longer existing "right of conquest". Until these have been examined by a legitimate court of international law, it's rather premature to just declare that Israel is not committing war crimes and other breaches of international law. Israel has the right to defend its citizens just like any other state, but it has the legal obligation to do so in accordance with international law. Self defense is not a blank excuse just to do whatever you want.

    from the article: Fear of arrest still prevents Israeli officials from visiting Britain
    First published 23:06 30.05.12 | Last updated 23:06 30.05.12
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