Loc: Alexandria, VA
My understanding is.
1 - Israel does NOT occupy the West Bank - yes they do have boarder crossing check points - I guess you could call that occupation ? ?
Here's a map in reference to the separation wall being built by Israel showing areas under Palestinian control and Israeli control in the West Bank. The green line is the 1949 armistice border. Anything east of that to the Jordan River and not colored in orange/pale orange is occupied by Israel or under its control. Areas of blue-grey are Israeli settlements.
In 2004, the Israeli Supreme Court in ruling on the legality of the separation wall concluded that "Since 1967, Israel has been holding the areas of Judea and Samaria [hereinafter – the area] in belligerent occupation" and that international law regarding such occupations is applicable ...
Loc: Alexandria, VA
Notice the West Bank - captured during the 1967 invasion of Israel. I did mention buffer zones.
Um .. yeah. "Captured" /= annexation. And I have yet to see anything terming the West Bank as a "buffer zone," even if that were a legitimate not to say legal annexation of territory ... or do you perhaps consider southern parts of Lebanon as Israeli territory?
Not to mention that the US as well are building and did build such walls along the US and Mexico boarders <-- Ghee I wonder why
Really? At what point did the US annex Mexico? Or start to build US settlements in what is internationally recognized as Mexican territory? The US built walls on *their side* of the border ... to what effect remains in dispute.
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