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  1. “He lives in a West Bank settlement considered illegal under international law.” Hmm. “considered” is still a weasel-word, Maybe she could have written, “which the International Court of Justice confirmed as illegal in paragraph 120 of its July 9, 2004, opinion on Israel’s wall in the West Bank (also illegal).”

    120. As regards these settlements, the Court notes that Article 49,
    paragraph 6, of the Fourth Geneva Convention provides: “The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.” That provision prohibits not only deportations or forced transfers of population such as those carried out during the Second World War, but also any measures taken by an occupying Power in order to organize or encourage transfers of parts of its own population into the occupied territory.

    In this respect, the information provided to the Court shows that, since 1977, Israel has conducted a policy and developed practices involving the establishment of Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, contrary to the terms of Article 49, paragraph 6, just cited.

    The Court concludes that the Israeli settlements in the Occupied
    Palestinian Territory (including East Jerusalem) have been established
    in breach of international law.

    1. Well…it’s somewhat better than the previous NY Times reporting, and all that of the Washington Post. I’m not sure the line of the story forced Rudoren to mention that Lieberman lives in a settlement, and “considered illegal under international law” nails it pretty well.

      Progress is good.

      The entire story seems strange: am I imagining things or does Israel have an unusually high percentage of its politicians resigning for having broken this law or that.

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