Gisha Executive Director Adv. Sari Bashi on the Levy Committee report

Should Palestinian residents be granted citizenship and full rights? Ramallah (Reuters)July 19, 2012, Gisha Executive Director, Adv. Sari Bashi, published an article in the legal blog Opinio Juris about the Levy Committee report, which determined that there is no occupation in the West Bank. Bashi asks:

Do we want to adopt the committee conclusions, which endorse exercising sovereignty over the West Bank while denying its 2.6 million Palestinian not just the rights of citizens but even the basic protections of the Fourth Geneva Convention? Or do we want to preserve Israel as a democratic state by ending four and a half decades of control over 4 million Palestinians, in the West Bank and Gaza, who have a right to freedom from foreign rule?

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