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    • leven5
    • 02.06.10 | 18:32 (IDT)

    Firstly, keep in mind Turkey and Israel are not signatories. Before any of you make a comment I strongly suggest you all read the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Part V11 High Seas, Section1 General Provisions. Now also remember because "Palestine" and/or Gaza is not a recognised nation; it falls under civil laws of the convention. Therefore technically Israel is not in a military war with the Gazans but a civil war with the Gazans. The blockade area would come under Section 2 of the Principal Law; than 6 nautical miles placed by the words "than 12 nautical miles"; Section 3 of the Interpretation Law: 6 miles shall be placed by the words 12 nautical miles.

    from the article: U.S.: UN council rushing to blame Israel for Gaza flotilla deaths
    First published 10:36 02.06.10 | Last updated 10:36 02.06.10
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