Dec. 27, 2016
The Perversion of International Law
The world claims that Israel violates the Geneva Conventions, Article 49, Paragraph 6:
The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.
The original intention of this paragraph was described by the International Committee of the Red Cross in 1958 this way:
This clause was adopted after some hesitation, by the XVIIth International Red Cross Conference (13). It is intended to prevent a practice adopted during the Second World War by certain Powers, which transferred portions of their own population to occupied territory for political and racial reasons or in order, as they claimed, to colonize those territories. Such transfers worsened the economic situation of the native population and endangered their separate existence as a race.
They are referring in part to the German Generalplan Ost, a far reaching plan to colonize most of Europe and to expel (or murder) anyone who the Germans felt were inferior – and replace them, forcibly if necessary, with Aryans.
Only after 1967 did anyone think that this minor paragraph in a major article about forcible transfers of populations could apply to people who wanted to – voluntarily – return to the land of their ancestors in territory that was never under the legal sovereignty of a state.