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Originally posted by LadyV
Aren't they trying to build it on Palestinian land? I mean isn't Israel trying to take the Palestinian land? I'm not too political so I'm not being a smart ass or anything....I'm learning.
Originally posted by ThePrankMonkey
i'm personally hoping they all kill each other as i dont see any other way of ending this other than a third party going in and wiping everyone out. they refuse to get along and simply compromise if no other reason than to stop the bloodshed.
„The Court has declared four new rules about the meaning of the right of self-defense in the face of terrorism:.....
- There is no right of self-defense under the U.N. Charter when the terrorists are not state actors.
- There is no right of self-defense against terrorists who operate from any territory whose status is not finalized, and who therefore attack across disputed borders.
- Where military action is perpetrated by "irregulars," self-defense does not apply if the "scale and effects" of the terrorism are insufficient to amount to "an armed attack...had it been carried out by regular armed forces." (The scale in this case is 860 Israeli civilians killed in the last three years — the proportional equivalent of at least 14 9/11's.)
- Self-defense does not include nonviolent acts, or in the words of Judge Rosalyn Higgins: "I remain unconvinced that non-forcible measures (such as the building of a wall) fall within self-defence under Article 51 of the Charter."
These conclusions constitute a direct assault on the ability of every U.N. member to fight international terrorism.
The Israeli Army today demolished 3 Palestinian homes,26 Palestinian shops and an olive oil factory in the Occupied West Bank town of Barta (located in the northwest West Bank) in order to continue construction of its wall. The demolitions come after the International Court of Justice's July9 th ruling that Israel must immediately cease construction of the wall.
The Israeli Army demolished the homes and businesses without prior notice to Palestinian home and shop owners. According to witnesses, at approximately 6 a.m., an estimated 300 Israeli soldiers using 35 jeeps and 4 bulldozers raided the town to carry out the demolitions. The Army fired tear gas, rubber-coated metal bullets and live ammunition at Palestinian demonstrators, injuring 8 Palestinian civilians. Two Palestinian civilians remain in critical condition.
Although Israel claims that it is re-routing the wall to its 1967 pre-occupation border (the Green Line), this planned rerouting of the wall (like the original route) remains entirely within Occupied Palestinian Territory. By rerouting the wall, Israel will trap Palestinian residents of Barta in a 10 kilometer ghetto, with approximately60 % of the town's farm land (located in the south and north of the town) situated beyond the wall. (See accompanying map at www.nad-plo.org...)
An additional 22 Palestinian shops are slated for demolition. The Israeli Army has not indicated when it will carry out these demolition orders.