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In July 1967, weeks after it occupied the West Bank and Gaza, #Israel considered - in a top secret memo (*with utmost thanks to @Akevot for exposing) - two primary options for the recently occupied territory. Annexation or the establishment of a #Palestinian state. Image
Israeli officials write with a sense of urgency, cautioning that Israel will be perceived by the international community as "maintaining colonial rule in these occupied territory," while considering the options for an example of occupied Palestinian territory.
Annexation of the West Bank and Gaza to Israel, "with limited autonomy for the people of the West Bank (e.g., establishing a canton l)," is seento allow for effective control and isolation of Gaza. They are equally aware of the prohibition on annexation and alien domination. Image
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On this day, 56 years ago, #Israel invaded - in a premeditated attack - Gaza and the West Bank. Despite subduing its Egyptian and Jordanian adversaries by the 10th of June, it had since occupied #Palestinian territory with no military exigency justifying it's prolongation. Image
Two weeks after #Israel occupied #Palestinian territory, a group of Israelies took out an ad, reading:

"Occupation leads to alien rule.
Alien rule leads to resistance.
Resistance leads to oppression.
Oppression leads to terror and counter terror.
Victims of terror are for the…… Image
Prof. Michael Bothe puts it aptly: "Even if the Israeli version on the beginning of the
invasion were true (quod non) its ensuing actions concerning the West Bank violate the jus in
bello. A claim of self-defense defense fails because self-defense is only that military action…… Image
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BREAKING: On Sunday 28 May, the #Israeli Ministerial Committee on Legislation chaired by Yariv Levin (MoJ, Likud) and Itamar Ben Gvir (Jewish Power) will consider - for endorsement - the draft bill tabled by Ariel Kallner (Likud) imposing a 65% tax on foreign aid to Israeli and…… Image
In February, Kallner tabled a draft bill to amend the income tax ordinance to impose a tax of 65 percent on financial support from third-states and intergovernmental organizations (@EUCouncil @EU_Commission) to #Israeli and #Palestinian humanitarians and human rights defenders. Image
Read in conjunction with the draft bill tabled by Strook and Rothman (Religious Zionism Jewish Power) to automate the transposition of Israeli civil law to occupied Palestinian territory, the bill imposing a tax would apply to Palestinian NGOs in the West Bank and Gaza,…… Image
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Yesterday, the people of Ein Samiya (on the outskirts of Ramallah), following severe and repeated settler attacks had to leave their homes. The entire community consisting of 37 households (roughly 172 people, including 78 children) were forcibly transferred through coercion. Image
Violence, directed at #Palestinian persons and property, is inherent to #Israeli settlements. From their establishment to their expansion through outposts, settlements exteriorize harassment and violence against Palestinians in their path, as the heat map shows. Image
The International Criminal Tribunal on Yugoslavia (ICTY), and later the @IntlCrimCourt, held that the term “forcibly” in relation to forcible transfer is not restricted to physical force, but may include threat of force or coercion, such as that caused by fear of violence,……
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#Iranian leaders are stoking conflict between Israel and #Palestinian militias, likely to enable the IRGC to transfer military equipment into #Syria with a lower risk of Israeli interdiction. Today's Update from CTP and @TheStudyofWar:… 1/9 Image
#Iranian weapon shipments into #Syria could trigger a new escalation cycle with #Israel that risks entangling US and Coalition forces. 2/9
Ultra-hardline political factions are mounting a political campaign against pragmatic hardline Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, likely to restrain him from pursuing major political reforms. 3/9
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In analyzing the Israeli attack overnight, a few questions come up. Let me try and unpack those in the following thread:

First, Are there ongoing hostilities in occupied #Palestinian territory and specifically in Gaza (beyond the ongoing belligerent occupation)?
Second, in the event of hostilities, who is considered a civilian for the purposes of the principle of distinction? and what conduct amounts to direct participation in hostilities?

For the purposes of the principle of distinction in international armed conflict (including……
Third, and last, what modalities govern the loss of protection against direct attack?

Civilians, such as members of PIJ and Hamas, lose protection against direct attack for the duration of each specific act amounting to direct participation in hostilities.

All feasible……
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This morning #Israel's defense forces convened an international conference on the law of armed conflict. This glimpse into the program reveals that "property destruction" is high on the agenda. I was not invited, but nonetheless, let me share my thoughts: Image
Going back to the Hague Regulations of 1907, Article 23(g) provides that it is especially forbidden “to destroy or seize the enemy’s property, unless such destruction or seizure be imperatively demanded by the necessities of war” Image
The 1945 Nuremberg Tribunal established, under Article 6(b) of its charter, “wanton destruction of cities, towns or villages, or devastation not justified by military necessity” as a war crime. Image
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BREAKING: #Israel's 2023 (top up)-2024 "special budget allocation" (beyond the regular state budget): 75 million ILS (20 million USD) to forcibly transfer #Palestinians from Area C of the West Bank (e.g., by destroying humanitarian aid), and 404 million ILS (111 million USD)…… Image
Furthering the annexation of occupied #Palestinian territory on February 23' with the transfer of powers to Israel's civil government, the allocations are to the Ministry of National Missions, headed by Orit Strook (Religion Zionism - Jewish Power). Image
In practice, #Israeli settlers - through regional and local councils - will be tasked and equipped to "search and destroy" #Palestinian property and humanitarian assistance they accepted. Image
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NEW | Attacks on #Iranian clerics increased during the past month, which may reflect broader public antipathy to the regime's sociocultural and economic policies. Today's update from CTP & @TheStudyofWar:… 1/5
Iranian leadership is signaling greater cohesion among #Palestinian resistance factions, likely to support their integration into the Axis of Resistance. 2/5
#Iraq-i Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al Sudani may replace Popular Mobilization Authority Chairman Faleh al Fayyadh according to Iranian-backed Telegram channel Sabreen. 3/5
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Since the beginning of the year, #Israel destroyed 291 #Palestinian-owned and inhabited structures (197 in Area C, 80 in East Jerusalem, and 14 in Area A&B), of which 47 were provided as humanitarian relief, the majority funded by @eu_echo and @EUCouncil Member States. As a…… Image
According to @ochaopt, under #Israel's Netanyahu-Smotirch-Ben Gvir government - and the powers they have annexed - the monthly average of #Palestinian structures destroyed is higher than at any point since 2009. Image
@elicoh1 and @eu_eeas chief @JosepBorrellF could have discussed - meeting yesterday - the impact of @Israel's wanton and extensive destruction of property on the Palestinians, and it being codified a grave breach of #IHL and requiring effective penal sanctions against persons…… Image
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At the @UN Security Council debate on the question of Palestine, held yesterday, @franceonu told the Council that the "cycle of violence, fueled by desperation on both sides, will only cease with the end of #Israeli colonization. France will never recognize illegal annexation of…… Image
Following, @MaltaUNMission, noted the "unprecedented levels of violence, provocations and unilateral actions which are jeopardising any attempts at constructive remediation of the situation, and which continue to directly impact the lives and security of thousands of people. The…… Image
Finally, @EUatUN, on behalf of all @EUCouncil Member States, recalled the "commitment to implement UNSCR 2334 and recalling that settlements are illegal under international law, constitute an obstacle to peace and threaten to make a two state solution impossible, the EU…… Image
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Since the beginning of the year and with a new #Israeli government led by the most extreme elements, @ochaopt and @UNHumanRights documented a 57 percent increase in the number of #Palestinians killed by Israeli forces. Image
A 70 percent increase in the lethality of Israeli operations this year demonstrates a change in the rules of engagement towards the liberal use of lethal force, and the employment of tactics and weapons delivering an increasingly lethal effect.
Combined with 225 attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the West Bank, of which 89 resulted in casualties, the systematic targeting of Palestinians is a daily and deadly reality.
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Since this comes up often in - more or less - ingenuous responses, a reminder that @UN General Assembly Resolution 3314 defining aggression applies without prejudice to questions of recognition of a State, or to whether a State is a member of the United Nations. Image
#Israel's invasion and subsequent annexation of #Palestinian territory is an act of aggression, irrespective of the recognition of the State of Palestine @Palestine_UN. Image
In any event, the @CIJ_ICJ established in 2004 the territorial sphere for the realization of #Palestinian self-determination. Israel is bound to comply with its obligation to respect Palestinian self-determination and its 1995 Interim Agreement treaty obligations. Image
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This is member of #Israeli parliament Ariel Kallner (Likud). According to his web page, he "works to promote reforms in the Israeli legal system to remove barriers and regulations," setting as hit top priority "the issue of sovereignty throughout the entire Land of Israel." Image
In February, Kallner tabled a draft bill to amend the income tax ordinance to impose a tax of 65 percent on financial support from third-states and intergovernmental organizations (@EUCouncil @EU_Commission) to #Israeli and #Palestinian humanitarians and human rights defenders. Image
In March, he tabled a draft bill to amend the courts' law, so that Israeli, Palestinian, and international human rights defenders - supported by third states - could not effectively, independently, and impartially approach Israel's top court: Image
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Grateful that @UN_HRC expert on occupied #Palestinian territory, Dr. @FranceskAlbs raised the question of self defense claimed by an occupying power, #Israel. My own thoughts follow: Image
Self defense is understood as the inherent right of a State to use of force in response to an armed attack on it. It is one of the exceptions to the prohibition against use of force under article 2(4) of the @UN Charter and customary international law.
#Israeli claims of measures in self- defense, are disconcerting. There is no controversy about the prohibition breached by deliberate or indiscriminate attacks against civilians in Israel, but that does not absolve it from observing distinction, proportionality, and precaution.
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"You Vote It; You Got It!" The #Smotrich -#BenGvir #Israeli government took out an ad this weekend, enumerating its accomplishments in the first 100 days. The judicial overhaul receives minor attention, while they highlight the following: Image
* Annulling the disengagement law (2005 withdrawal of settlements in the northern West Bank) and formalization of 9 settlement outposts (the most territorially disruptive and known hubs of violent extremism - IE)
* Promoting plans to formalize all (147) settlement outposts.
* Approving the construction of 10,000 settlement housing units in the Judea and Samaria (according to the #Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, transferring circa 47,000 additional settlers to occupied #Palestinian territory - IE).
* Dramatic increase of settlements budget.
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#Israel's coalition government sequenced its constitutional overhaul back in December 2022, and has since followed diligently on the legislative, policy, and political measures outlined to extinguish #Palestinian self-determination. A reminder thread: Image
The preamble to the policy platform of #Israel's 37th Government reads: the Jewish people has an exclusive and irrefutable sovereign right to all of the land of Israel (historic Palestine). The government will promote and develop settlements in Judea and Samaria (West Bank). Image
1. To execute said policy, the government will promote legislative amendments, particularly to the balance between the legislator, executive, and judiciary, and the appointment of justices. The legislative overhaul will take absolute and complete precedence over all legislation.2 Image
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#Israeli hate crimes against #Christians soar in occupied East Jerusalem

The Jewish supremacist rhetoric of the far-right government has reportedly emboldened extremist settler attacks against Palestinian Christians…
#Israeli extremists have increased their attacks on #Palestinian #Christians and Christian institutions in occupied East Jerusalem since the beginning of the year, with police doing little to stop violent incidents, according to Israeli daily Haaretz.…
Church leaders say the spike in violence can be attributed to the Jewish supremacist rhetoric of the current far-right government, whose ministers have called for Palestinian villages to be “wiped out” and even denied the existence of a Palestinian people.…
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#Palestinian Foreign Ministry warns against danger of continuous storming al-Aqsa by #Israeli settlers
Scores of Israeli settlers stormed al-Aqsa Mosque from al-Magharibah Gate direction & carried out provocative tours in its yards, under the protection of occupation forces, which continue to restrict the entrance of Palestinian worshipers & prevent them from performing prayers, Image
Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned today the settlers’ continuous violations of al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Ministry warned of the seriousness of the occupation officials’ calls to escalate the storming in Ramadan month.
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#Watercannons used against #protesters outside PM #Netanyahu's residence in #Jerusalem
A 12-year-old #Palestinian girl is brutally assaulted by #Israel in now-occupied #Jerusalem. You will not see this on western zionist media


Mass protests throughout #TelAviv against the judicial overhaul.

There are protests outside #Netanyahu's house in #Jerusalem.

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#BREAKING | The #Palestinian Captive Movement issues a statement announcing victory in its battle against the Israeli jailer.

#BREAKING | #Palestinian Captive Movement: Our first message is to our prisoners and our army, which always proves its full readiness and solid unity.

#Palestinian Captive Movement: Our second message is to our resistant people who supported us throughout our latest battle.

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UAE orders envoy to Israel not to meet with govt officials: Report…
The UAE Foreign Ministry ordered Emirati Ambassador to Israel Mohammed Al Khaja not to meet with any Israeli govt officials or attend events where Israeli ministers & politicians will be present in response to inflammatory comments by Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, Image
who this week said that “there is no such thing as a Palestinian people.”…
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EU urges immediate probe into 'Israel's' killing of Palestinian child

EU yesterday demanded an immediate investigation into the murder of 16-year-old #Palestinian child Omar Awadin by #Israeli occupation troops in Jenin, north of the occupied West Bank,
Omar was killed alongside 3 Palestinian youths by the Israeli occupation forces during an Israeli raid on Jenin on March 16.
Omar is the 17th Palestinian minor killed by the Israeli occupation forces in occupied Palestine since the beginning of the year, as per the Palestinian Health Ministry.
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Palestinian Islamic Jihad calls for third intifada against Israel

The #Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) called on all factions to take up arms and “expand” the conflict against #Israel in all occupied territories of #Palestine…
Following a large-scale military drill dubbed ‘Loyalty to the Revolutionary West Bank’ by #PIJ militants in Gaza, spokesperson #AbuHamza called for unity among Palestinians across the occupied territories – both in the #WestBank & in the 1948 territories -…
and mobilization against #Israel for what he described as an “intifada that will create the basis for the end of [#Israel] and its expulsion from all of #Palestine”:…
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