Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 30 July 2015

Law says territory under occupation

Published 09/07/2014 | 11:00

IN his anxiety to argue the toss with Robert Fisk, whether Palestine-Israel is Jewish or Arab, Avi Lehrer seems unacquainted with the law. We need not argue over which group has rights in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. International law is clear: it is occupied territory.

The rights of the indigenous population, as of the moment it became militarily occupied (1967), are strictly to be protected by rules laid down in 1949.

If Britain and its allies really want peace, they must go through the unpleasantness necessary to enforce international law.

DAVID McDOWALL

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