Israel is the legal occupant of the West Bank, says the Court of Appeal of Versailles, France


B a r z i l a i - e n - D a n (Un Barzilai izvorât din Dan)

PUBLIÉ PAR  JEAN-PATRICK GRUMBERG LE 13 JANVIER 2017

Jerusalem light rail system route (in blue)

In a historical trial carefully « forgotten » by the media, the 3rd Chamber of the Court of Appeal of Versailles declares that Israel is the legal occupant of the West Bank*.

When I first learned that the Court of Appeal of Versailles ruled that West bank settlements and occupation of Judea Samaria by Israel is unequivocally legal under international law, in a suit brought by the Palestinian Authority against Jerusalem’s light rail built by French companies Alstom and Veolia, that received no media coverage, I decided to put to work my years of Law Studies in France, and I meticulously analyzed the Court ruling.

To my astonishment, pro-Israeli media did not cover it either. The few who mentioned the case did not have any legal background in French law to understand the mega-importance of the ruling…

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