You can be a "military occupier" even if you haven't signed the GC's, and even if the territory you occupy belongs to no state. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Johnboy
    • 10.07.12 | 08:27 (IDT)

    Either (or both) is possible, because the definition of a "belligeren occupation" is found in the Hague Regulations of 1907, not in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.

    from the article: If there are no Palestinians, there's no Israeli occupation
    First published 02:36 10.07.12 | Last updated 02:36 10.07.12
Haaretz Headlines
Netanyahu and IDF chief Eisenkot touring Israel's eastern border, February 9, 2015.

Netanyahu: We'll surround Israel with fences 'to defend ourselves against wild beasts'

The government is preparing a multi-year plan to surround Israel with security barriers, prime minister says.' In the area that we live in, we must defend ourselves.'

An ambulance arrives to treat the victim of a suspected stabbing attack in the West Bank.

Israeli wounded in stabbing near West Bank settlement

IDF combing area for assailant, who is believed to have escaped to Palestinian village Nahalin.

In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Rubio: U.S.-Israel ties would be 'reset' if I'm elected president

Republican candidate says Obama harmed relationship deliberately in order to improve U.S. standing in Muslim world. 'It's been a disaster,' he says.

Canadian flag

Canadian Jews begin warming up to Israeli expats

Leaving Israel used to be considered a disgrace, but today the growing expat community in Toronto is getting a warmer welcome by the city's Jews.