Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Simple Truth

Today the West Bank is commonly referred to as occupied territory, despite the fact that the situation here does not meet the Geneva Conventions’ own definition of occupied territory. Having not previously been the territory of any existing sovereign state it would be more accurate to simply consider the West Bank disputed territory. But as the Levy report acknowledged, if any state has a legitimate claim to this territory it may well be Israel, given that the League of Nations earmarked this land for close Jewish settlement as part of the creation of a Jewish national home.



1 comment:

mrzee said...

Another simple truth is that since the signing of the various Olso agreements, the Israeli military provides security in areas B and C with the consent of the PLO. It can hardly be considered "occupied" if the palestinians have agreed to the Israeli presence.