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Washington Post Supports Israeli Settlements

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Post editors understand. Why don't they explain? International law is explicit.

Fourth Geneva's Article 49 states, "The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies."

In July 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled:

"Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, are illegal and an obstacle to peace and to economic and social development." 

"They've "been established in breach of international law" on sovereign Palestinian territory.

Home demolitions, land theft, dispossessions, and settlement construction continue unabated. Post editors support what they should condemn.

Israel wants Green Line partitioning ended. Separation Wall land theft will annex 12% of Palestine when completed. 

Jordan Valley territory is vitally important for Palestinians. It has political, cultural, economic, agricultural, and geographic value. It's too valuable to sacrifice. 

Israel also wants it declared a strategic security asset. It's one-fourth of West Bank land. Occupation harshness shrunk areas accessible to Palestinians to 6%. Israel wants it entirely Judaized.

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