On Wed, 5 Dec 2012 08:54:47 -0800 (PST), Aviroce
Post by Aviroce
UN Resolution 242 was enacted in 1967 and signed by the Security
Council of the United Nations including all Veto Power Countries, USA
is one of them.
Post by Aviroce
Under Immenent Domain, no part of Palestine could be annexed to any
state without the consent of the Palestinian People...
That idea is challenged here:
... legally, there never was Palestinian territory for Israel to
occupy. Israel took the territories from Egypt and Jordan in 1967,
and there's no getting away from that. So today Israel has more right
than Jordan to be occupying the West Bank, and more right than Egypt
to be occupying Gaza (if Israel's blockade may be called occupation).
"Palestine" never enters the equation. Turn Middle East wars and laws
upside-down and any way you like, but if the territories belong to any
U.N. member, or quasi-member, they belong to Israel.
Not even the famous U.N. Resolution 242 can help. It told Israel to
withdraw from territories once held by Jordan, illegally, and Egypt,
and it envisaged those territories' return to those two countries.
"Palestine" never got a mention in Resolution 242 -- for a couple of
Palestinians were not among the belligerents involved in the Six-Day
War. Anyway, the people who were going to stake claim to a nation
they would call Palestine were a year away from being born.
More than anyone, King Hussein of Jordan understood perfectly that a
cart before the horse never gets off the blocks. So he told the 1988
Arab League summit in Amman: "The appearance of a distinct Palestinian
national personality comes as an answer to Israel's claim that
Palestine is Jewish."
The Hashemite monarch was explaining to fellow potentates why a
Palestinian nation had to be conceived in 1968. If it were not, then
the West Bank and Gaza would be Israel's by dint of war and law. Arab
armies had been vanquished in six days, the territories lost to
Israel. That made it imperative for the PLO to revise its covenant,
which it did on July 17, 1968. The PLO meddled with Article 24,
erasing the old declaration that the West Bank and Gaza were not
occupied and now insisting that they were.....
And the following suggests that the above claims are correct:
Palestine National Charter of 1964
Article 24: This Organization does not exercise any territorial
sovereignty over the West Bank in the Hashemite Kingdom of
Jordan, on the Gaza Strip or in the Himmah Area. Its activities
will be on the national popular level in the liberational, organizational,
political and financial fields.
So Palestinian claims that Israel is occupying _Palestinian_
territory in the West Bank, Gaza and the Himmah area appear to be