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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Israeli Wall Advisory Opinion (Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory)

Sir Arthur Watts

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 December 2019

Demarcation — Right to liberty of movement — Belligerence — Armed conflict

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Palestine had been part of the Ottoman Empire, and after World War I was the subject of a ‘class A’ mandate entrusted to Great Britain. In the east the boundary of Palestine was for the most part the line of the River Jordan separating Palestine and Transjordan (now Jordan). Although in November 1947 the United Nations General Assembly (‘UNGA’; United Nations, General Assembly ) adopted a Partition Plan for the future government of Palestine, this Plan was never implemented. In May 1948, the United Kingdom withdrew from Palestine, on 14 May 1948 Israel...
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