Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


Carol Bisharat


With the purpose of providing a context for the eighteen month long Palestinian uprising, this Article traces the significant events in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict emphasising the intolerable conditions imposed by twenty-two years of military rule. In the framework of international law, this Article examines first the application of the Fourth Geneva Convention, and secondly Israel's institutionalized violation of the Convention's governing standards as they apply to Palestinians in the occupied territories. The Palestinian right to self determination will be analyzed as it relates to the application of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Finally, Israeli laws and practices will be critically evaluated in terms of their departure from the requirements imposed by international law.