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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Security Council Members Slam Illegal Israeli Annexation Scheme
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Israeli settlements breach international law, an indisputable fact.
The UN Charter bans use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, as well as forcible acquisition of territory not its own.
A joint statement by nearly 50 human rights experts said the following:
"The annexation of occupied territory is a serious violation of the Charter of the United Nations and the Geneva Conventions, and contrary to the fundamental rule affirmed many times by the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly that the acquisition of territory by war or force is inadmissible," adding:
"The international community has prohibited annexation precisely because it incites wars, economic devastation, political instability, systematic human rights abuses and widespread human suf
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