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50 years on, what is West Bank’s status?

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Published: 3 June 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

50 years since 1967: what is the West Bank's real legal status? – Yonah Jeremy Bob – The Jerusalem Post 26.05.17
Israel accepted the applicability of the Hague Regulations but not the Geneva Conventions (though the Israeli High Court declared both apply) and has effectively annexed portions of the West Bank without a formal legal announcement. But while experts on right and left disagree on the legalities, most believe that the present situation is unsustainable.

And see: Israeli documents from days after war have familiar ring 50 years on – Luke Baker – Reuters 31.05.17
Within days of capturing East Jerusalem and the West Bank in the 1967 Middle East war, Israel was examining options about their future ranging from Jewish settlement building to the creation of a Palestinian state. Includes video [first 1:29 of 12:37].


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