Tag: Palestinian territories
Power Dynamics Inside Hamas: The Increasing Weight of the Gaza Leadership
June 16, 2011 | Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi
The ICJ Opinion on the Separation Barrier: Designating the Entire West Bank as “Palestinian Territory”
October 2, 2005 | Robbie Sabel
The International Court of Justice in The Hague (ICJ) in its advisory opinion on the legality of Israel's separation barrier uncritically adopted the UN General Assembly phrase "Palestinian territories" as applying to all the territories. The UN General Assembly is a political body. It is not a global legislature that creates international law through its resolutions.
From “Occupied Territories” to “Disputed Territories”
January 16, 2002 | Amb. Dore Gold
At the heart of the Palestinian diplomatic struggle against Israel is the repeated assertion that the Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza Strip are resisting "occupation." Speaking recently on CNN's Larry King Weekend, Hanan Ashrawi hoped that the U.S. war on terrorism would lead to new diplomatic initiatives to address its root "causes."