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    • 21.07.10 | 20:06 (IDT)

    4th Geneva Convention "Art. 53. Any destruction by the Occupying Power of real or personal property belonging individually or collectively to private persons, or to the State, or to other public authorities, or to social or cooperative organizations, is prohibited, except where such destruction is rendered absolutely necessary by military operations." Article 49 is also relevant, prohibiting "Individual or mass forcible transfers" and of course, the well known: "The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.".

    from the article: IDF destroys West Bank village after declaring it military zone
    First published 01:36 21.07.10 | Last updated 01:36 21.07.10
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