By: Hiba Bi’rat
This is the third and last part of our article series dealing with the international law position on the Israeli Wall of Separation constructed on the Palestinian Occupied Territories including East Jerusalem. This article mainly focuses on the consequences and responsibilities emerge from violating international law in this specific case.
By: Hiba B’irat
In the previous article, we analyzed human rights violations resulting from the construction of the Israeli separation wall, the current article deals with International Humanitarian Law violations, especially with the presence of the Palestinian Israeli armed conflict and the situation of occupation, which leaves huge space for International humanitarian principles and rules to apply.
By: Hiba B’irat
Israel, the occupying power, has been constructing a wall on the Palestinian occupied territory, including in and around East Jerusalem, since 2001, with an allegation of protecting Israeli civilians from Palestinian violence attacks. The wall, however, is being constructed in violation of International Law.
The construction of the wall on the Palestinian occupied territory, including in and around East Jerusalem, is violating International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, and United Nations principles. Israel, therefore, has an obligation to terminate its violations under International Law.
Umm Al-Hiran and Atir are two of 36 Bedouin villages in Negev (Al-Naqab) unrecognized by Israel. Arab inhabitants of these communities hold the Israeli citizenship and were originally located in their current location by the orders of the Israeli commander after being expelled for many times since the Nakba of 1948.
On the sixth of February 2017, the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) passed the so called “Settlements Regularization” law with the final reading. The law, that was first discussed in the Knesset in 2016 and passed its first and second reading by the end of the same year, aims to impart a legal status on the Israeli illegal settlements built on Palestinian private lands in the West Bank.
The USA newly inaugurated president, Donald Trump, has made generous promises to his Israeli allies during his campaign, with a promise of moving the US embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem on the top of those promises. The promise was made upon a bill presented by number of republican senators. Although Trump has shown reluctance in fulfilling his pledge to the Israeli side, it is essential to stress that this move is catastrophic on all levels. This article is designated to discuss the illegality of such a move.