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Geneva Convention meeting condemns Israel

Local News // Dec. 18, 2014
Geneva Convention meeting condemns Israel

Country delegates to the Fourth Geneva Convention reached a consensus yesterday that Israel's building of settlements on occupied Palestinian territory was a violation and those responsible should be brought to justice.

The Fourth Convention binds signatories to protect civilians in times of war.

Israel claims it doesn't apply as Palestine isn't a state and earlier said Switzerland agreeing to hold the meeting was a violation of the country's neutrality.

Members voted by 126 out of 196 to condemn Israel's actions. Israel and the United States did not take part.

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