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Really lawful?

Reader comment on item: Ariel Sharon's Folly

Submitted by Egypt Steve (United States), Apr 17, 2005 at 20:02

In what sense are Israeli settlers in Gaza being ejected from their lawful homes? I remind you that it is contrary to international law for an occupying power to move its civilian population into conquered territory. And lest you object that Gaza and the West Bank are "disputed," not "occupied," I say: Sharon has characterized the Israeli presence as "occupation." And, Israel has long since accepted UN Resolution 242, which refers to "territories occupied in the recent conflict."

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