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  •  you're certainly (6+ / 0-)

    not basing your opinion (that's all it is) on anything remotely associated with international law. Your vision is more along the lines of "might makes right." Unless you believe that the 750,000 Palestinian civilians forced to flee their homes were all combatants, they in fact do have rights under international law (since you reference it) to return. Israel is responsible, and always will be, for not allowing the repatriation of Palestinians to their homes (UN resolution 194, Article 11 calls for the right of return).

    But since you erroneously referenced int'l law:

    The sources of the right of return in the Fourth Geneva Convention are Article 4, Article 6(4) and Article 158(3). Article 4 defines protected persons who are covered by the Convention. The definition of protected persons covers all habitual residents of a territory who may have become temporarily displaced from their place of origin during conflict (for whatever reason), and provision for their repatriation has been made in two separate articles of the Convention. The first repatriation provision appears in Article 6(4), which covers the end dates of the applicability of the Convention.  Specifically, Article 6(4) states that the Convention shall remain in effect, even after the cessation of hostilities, for those protected persons in need of repatriation. The second repatriation provision appears in Article 158, which covers the procedures whereby a state may "denounce" the Convention.  Specifically, Article 158(3) states that a denunciation may not take effect until after the repatriation of protected persons has occurred.

    •  So maybe I'll take you seriously... (0+ / 0-)

      ...when you start clamoring that all the Germans "temporarily displaced" from Danzig, er...Gdansk to "return" to their homes.

      Palestinian "refugees" may "return" to Palestine when a peace agreement is concluded.  They may not return to Israel unless the Israeli government so chooses to allow them to return.

      If missiles were falling where my two daughters sleep, I would do everything in order to stop that. -- President Barack Obama

      by JPhurst on Tue Sep 08, 2009 at 07:12:00 AM PDT

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      •  do you think (2+ / 0-)
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        Aunt Martha, unspeakable

        I care if you take me seriously or not? I certainly don't take a thing you say seriously. You've never contributed any remotely worthwhile comment.

        You can't respond substantively when proven wrong. All you can do is attempt to distract. Typical and transparent...

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