military occupation

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Related to Occupying power: Belligerent occupation, Territorial occupation

military occupation

A condition in which territory is under the effective control of a foreign armed force. See also occupied territory; phases of military government.
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Al-Salami condemned the blatant defiance of Israeli occupying power to the international law and resolutions of international legitimacy.
Underscoring that the Russian Federation as the occupying power under The Hague Convention (IV) respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land and its Annex: Regulations concerning the Laws and Customs of War on Land of 18 October 1907, the Geneva Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949 and the Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of International Armed Conflicts (Protocol ?
Al-Momani said Israel, as an occupying power in East Jerusalem, must fulfill its responsibilities in this regard, first and foremost of which is to preserve the historical and legal status quo in the holy sites in Jerusalem.
It also called on the international community to pressure Israel, the occupying power, and compel it to "assume its responsibilities under international law and the Geneva Conventions, and immediately reverse these illegal actions and ongoing violations" against the Holy City, and its people.
According to the Fourth Geneva Convention, "Individual or mass forcible transfers, as well as deportations of protected persons from occupied territory to the territory of the Occupying Power or to that of any other country, occupied or not, are prohibited, regardless of their motive.
International Humanitarian Law stipulates that, where humanitarian and development needs of protected persons living under military occupation are identified, the occupying power bears ultimate responsibility to provide for those needs.
But, under international law the occupying power does not acquire sovereignty over the territory.
The draft resolution now states that "any action taken by Israel, the occupying power, to impose its laws, jurisdiction, and administration on the city of Jerusalem, are illegal and therefore null and void and have no validity whatsoever.
All legislative and administrative measures and actions taken by Israel, the occupying power, which have altered or purport to alter the character and status of the Holy City of Jerusalem, and in particular the 'basic law' on Jerusalem, are null and must be rescinded forthwith.
Both the Security Council and General Assembly have rejected Israel's illegal annexation of East Jerusalem via the extension of its so-called "Basic Law" in 1980 and have condemned all policies and practices by Israel, the occupying power, that attempted to alter the demographic composition, character and status of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and deemed them to be null and void in accordance with international law, including in particular international humanitarian law," Al Otaibi wrote.
Both the Security Council and General Assembly have rejected Israel's illegal annexation of East Jerusalem via extension of its so-called "Basic Law" in 1980 and have condemned all policies and practices by Israel, the occupying Power, that seek to alter the demographic composition, character and status of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and deemed them to be null and void in accordance with international law, including in particular international humanitarian law," he wrote.
But Israel, the occupying power, has methodically destroyed this perspective year after year.