Will the ICJ declare Israel's 'occupation' of the West Bank illegal? - analysis

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Will the ICJ declare Israel's 'occupation' of the West Bank illegal? - analysis
Every time a major international body like the ICJ or ICC rules against Jerusalem, it eats away at the Jewish state’s legitimacy and raises support for prosecuting Israelis or boycotting Israel.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Published: NOVEMBER 7, 2022

Earlier this week, reports emerged that the Palestinian Authority is using Nicaragua v. US, a 1986 US Supreme Court case, to push a vote at the UN to request that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) declare Israel’s “occupation” of east Jerusalem and the West Bank to be illegal under international law.

The argument is that since Israel has possessed the eastern part of Jerusalem and the West Bank for 55 years, its ongoing and potentially open-ended hold on these disputed areas rises to the level of “de facto annexation.” To date, the Jewish state has been careful not to formally annex the West Bank (it did annex Jerusalem in 1981) so as to avoid a variety of consequences with the international community.

more............. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-721698
 
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