Monday, July 01, 2002

The IDF wants to ease the curfews in West Bank cities, but says that it will stay put until the terrorist infrastructure has been taken care of (report). A pack with 3 bombs was discovered in a Jerusalem suburb.

On the radio this AM there was discussion about the International Criminal Court. Recently, Egypt submitted a proposal that a country's moving its population into territory occupied in war be termed a "war crime" - this proposal was accepted. Though the West Bank and Gaza are not strictly speaking "occupied", since the 1949 ceasefire lines were never an internationally recognized border, it's likely that a politicized court would deem them such. If the PA were a sovereign state that signed the ICC treaty, Israelis could be prosecuted if they travelled abroad.

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