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The Occupied Territories and International Law

International law is meant to provide a modicum of protection to people who are otherwise defenseless. While Israel is subject to international law in its actions in the Occupied Territories, it relies on convoluted legal argumentation to circumvent these duties. The result is dispossession, oppression, abuse and killing. This harm is made possible by a hollow, formalistic interpretation of rules expressly designed to avert such injuries. Instead of adopting international law as its moral compass, Israel cynically uses it as a manual for systemic human rights violations. 

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Jerusalem Municipality demolishes two-story building in Silwan, East Jerusalem, 10 August 2021

On Tuesday, 10 August 2021, at around 8:00 A.M., Jerusalem Municipality personnel came with a Border Police escort and a bulldozer to the Biaer Ayub area of the Silwan neighborhood in East Jerusalem. The forces demolished a two-story building that…
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A regime of Jewish supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea

The entire area Israel controls between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea is governed by a single regime working to advance and perpetuate the supremacy of one group over another. By geographically, demographically and physically…