Netanyahu Pledges Continued Lawlessness
He should be in prison, not political office.
by Stephen Lendman
What else can be expected from Israel's worst ever leader. He's a serial lawbreaker. He deplores democratic values. His contempt for non-Jews is palpable. He calls Palestinians sub-humans. It shows in how he treats them.
Under international law, Israeli settlements are illegal. 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."
Moreover, 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." In addition, they've "been established in breach of international law" on sovereign Palestinian territory.
Netanyahu, past Israeli leaders, and current officials ignore what they're obligated to obey. On October 23, Haaretz published a Reuters report headlined "Netanyahu pledges Israel will continue building in Jerusalem."