The Law of War, Part 2 – Disputed Territories of Judea and Samaria

Disputed territory of Biblical Judea and SamariaThe Yesha Council representing the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria has produced a short video making Israel’s case for keeping the Jewish nation’s

‘disputed’ ancestral heartland of Judea and Samaria.  The video is in Hebrew,but with English subtitles and can be seen on Artuz Sheva.  The short documentary shows that the occupation language used by the Palestinians in discussing the dispute of who really owns the land, does not jive with the known facts and International law and the Geneva conventions law of war.

The Palestinians claim that in the 1967 Six Day War, Israel occupied Palestinian territory.  However the narrator is quick to show that there was no Palestinian State in 1967 and that the area itself was ‘occupied’ by Jordan who as part of an Arab coalition tried to wipe Israel off the map – an illegal act according to the Geneva Convention.  Judea and Samaria were simply occupied by Jordan in 1948 who has no claim on it.

Under International Law the situation in Israel is not one of “Occupied Territories“, a term used by the Palestinians to incite, but is in reality “Disputed Territory”.  The Palestinians were never occupied.  And since the original partition of two states was not accepted by the Arabs, it did not take affect, legally.  The Jewish people accepted the partition plan but the Arabs simply launched a war to annihilate the new nation – which they lost.

The Palestinians simply have no historical claim or legal claim.  The Arabs who lived on the land of Israel while her people were in exile, were themselves occupiers while no legitimate claim to the land.

See the Video on You Tube