The Palestinian territories (including East Jerusalem) are occupied by Israel; no self-respecting scholar of international law will claim otherwise. The Hague and Geneva laws constitute customary international law. The illegality of Israeli settlements in the OPTs is self-evident under the terms of Hague IV and Geneva IV, which state, inter alia, that an "occupying Power shall not... transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies."
Islamic State militants blow up ancient Arch of Triumph in Palmyra (Reuters)
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