”It is unlawful under the Fourth Geneva Convention for an occupying power to transfer parts of its own population into the territory it occupies. This means that international humanitarian law prohibits the establishment of settlements, as these are a form of population transfer into occupied territory”
ICRC.ORG [INTERNATIONALE RODE KRUIS]
WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY ABOUT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SETTLEMENTS
When a territory is placed under the authority of a hostile army, the rules of international humanitarian law dealing with occupation apply. Occupation confers certain rights and obligations on the occupying power.
- International Review of the Red Cross, No 885, special issue on Occupation
- Fourth Geneva Convention, Article 49.
Prohibited actions include forcibly transferring protected persons from the occupied territories to the territory of the occupying power.
It is unlawful under the Fourth Geneva Convention for an occupying power to transfer parts of its own population into the territory it occupies. This means that international humanitarian law prohibits the establishment of settlements, as these are a form of population transfer into occupied territory. Any measure designed to expand or consolidate settlements is also illegal. Confiscation of land to build or expand settlements is similarly prohibited.
STATE BACKED SETTLER VIOLENCE
BESTORMING AL AQSA MOSKEE
ISRAEL VALT AL AQSA MOSKEE BINNEN, AANHOUDENDEONRUST IN JERUZALEM
‘More than 1,400 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have been killed since Israel began its latest offensive in Gaza on 8 July. ”
USA: STOP ARMS TRANSFERS TO ISRAEL AMIDGROWING EVIDENCE OF WAR CRIMES IN GAZA
31 JULY 2014
”1391, or 63%, of the 2,202 Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces in Operation “Protective Edge” did not take part in the hostilities. Of these, 526 – a quarter of all Palestinians killed in the operation – were children under eighteen years of age”
50 DAYS: MORE THAN 500 CHILDREN: FACTS AND FIGURES ON FATALITIES IN GAZA,
”Israël heeft een staakt-het-vuren afgekondigd in de Gaza-strook. Het leger spreekt van een ‘humanitair bestand’ dat op maandag geldt van 7 tot 14 uur.
Het volgt op scherpe wereldwijde kritiek op de Israëlische beschieting van een VN-school in Gaza. De Verenigde Staten reageerden buitengewoon scherp op de tweede raketaanval in een week op een VN-school in de Gaza-strook. Een woordvoerder van het Amerikaanse ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken zegt ‘geschokt’ te zijn door de ‘schandelijke beschieting van de VN-school’.
”HUMANITAIR” BESTAND IN GAZA
HET INTERNATIONALE RODE KRUIS
”We explicitly and loudly condemned the direct shelling of the Al Aqsa hospital on July 21st that killed at least four people”
INTERNATIONAL RED CROSSNO WONDER GAZANS ARE ANGRY.THE RED CROSS CAN’T PROTECT THEM
25 JULI 2014
ZIE VOOR TEKSTEN OOK NOTEN 15,16,17 EN 18 UIT
””Israel has maintained military rule over some portion of the Palestinian population for all but six months of its 73-year history. It did so over the vast majority of Palestinians inside Israel from 1948 and until 1966. From 1967 until the present, it has militarily ruled over Palestinians in the OPT, excluding East Jerusalem. By contrast, it has since its founding governed all Jewish Israelis, including settlers in the OPT since the beginning of the occupation in 1967, under its more rights-respecting civil law.”
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
A TRESHOLD CROSSEDISRAELI AUTHORITIES AND THE CRIME OF APARTHEID AND PERSECUTION
27 APRIL 2021
”A new report published by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) outlines the nature of the legal regime currently operating in the West Bank. Two systems of law are applied in a single territory: one – a civilian legal system for Israeli citizens, and a second – a military court system for Palestinian residents. The result: institutionalized discrimination.”
ACRI [ASSOCIATION FOR CIVIL RIGHTS IN ISRAEL]ONE RULE, TWO LEGAL SYSTEMS: ISRAEL’S REGIME OF LAWSIN THE WEST BANK
24 NOVEMBER 2014
TORTURE AND ABUSE IN INTERROGATION