Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"No, Israel Does Not Have the Right to Self-Defense In International Law Against Occupied Palestinian Territory"

Noura Erakat in Jadaliyya
A state cannot simultaneously exercise control over territory it occupies and militarily attack that territory on the claim that it is “foreign” and poses an exogenous national security threat. In doing precisely that, Israel is asserting rights that may be consistent with colonial domination but simply do not exist under international law.

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