UN recognition gives the Palestinian rights the Americans and Israelis don't want them to have. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Elias
    • 08.09.11 | 05:06 (IDT)

    For sure Israeli settlements in occupied territory violate article 49 of the fourth Geneva convention and international law, but that's not a war crime in itself. What's more important is that UN recognition of an independent Palestinian state gives it the power in the UN to mandate that Israel withdraws from the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem in compliance with UNSCR242.

    from the article: Israelis could face trial in The Hague if Palestinian statehood recognized at UN, experts warn
    First published 01:59 08.09.11 | Last updated 01:59 08.09.11
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