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8 The Israeli Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza

From: The International Law of Occupation (2nd Edition)

Eyal Benvenisti

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 06 February 2023

This chapter outlines some aspects of the Israeli administration in the territories it occupied during the June 1967 war. Until the occupation of Iraq in 2003 (see Chapter 9) this was the only occupation since World War II in which a military power has established a distinct military government over occupied areas under the framework of the law of occupation. This was also the longest occupation, much beyond the short-term period envisioned by the framers of the occupation regime. The length of time enables us to assess the various challenges encountered during...
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