Let’s have a global discussion on this international law article
The Arab-Israeli Conflict continues to defy various attempts at peaceful settlement. At the heart of this defiance lies the burning issue of Palestinian lands under occupation by Israel. Jurists remain divided on the question of title to these lands, which have become the object of curious settlement programmes by successive Israeli governments.
We will focus on the legality or otherwise of Israeli occupation of these lands under international law and in so doing attempt to answer the following questions to wit; who has title to the occupied lands? In what capacity is Israel occupying these lands? Is such occupation legal under international law? Can Israel acquire title to these lands through annexation?
The territories making up what many today refer to as Palestine was previously part of the Ottoman Empire. As a vanquished power in World War1, the Ottoman Empire was stripped of her territories which were incorporated into the…
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