military occupation

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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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Prince William will be visiting territory under belligerent occupation, over which Britain does not recognize anyone's sovereignty.
We rely on the global community and people of conscience to hold Israel accountable for its belligerent occupation and for the grave injustices committed against the Palestinian people, she stressed.
Werely on the global community and people of conscience to hold Israelaccountable for its belligerent occupation and for the grave injusticescommitted against the Palestinian people, she said.
We rely on these states to hold Israel accountable for its belligerent occupation and for the grave injustices committed against the Palestinian people.
All foreign embassies are currently in Tel Aviv in recognition of Jerusalem's special international status as determined by the United Nations and the fact that the eastern half of the city is formally recognized as being under foreign belligerent occupation.
What has become clear since October is that the new generation in Palestine is ready to effect a paradigm shift, and that the current situation of a quisling leadership and a belligerent occupation is simply unsustainable.
He added, "The Israeli prolonged belligerent occupation, colonization, and transfer of 650,000 Israeli citizens into the occupied State of Palestine is part of a comprehensive system of continued oppression and subjugation perpetuated by the international community.
The committee's report concluded that from an international legal perspective, the West Bank is not occupied territory; the law of belligerent occupation is not applicable to the area; the "prevailing view " is that Jewish settlements are lawful; and that Israel has a valid claim to sovereignty over the territory.
after almost half a century of belligerent occupation, with the prior consent of the occupying power.
It was addressed the following night when the British House of Commons voted overwhelmingly (274-12) in favor of the United Kingdom's extending diplomatic recognition to the State of Palestine "as a contribution to securing a negotiated two-state solution," implicitly while its entire territory remains under belligerent occupation and without Israel's prior permission.
But equally significant are Israel's oppressive twin policies of belligerent occupation in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem and a political system of exclusive Jewish privilege inside Israel.
Traditional, or classic, international law of occupation sets a very constrained framework of rules to govern belligerent occupation regimes, known as belligerent occupation law or international humanitarian law.