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Hastings International and Comparative Law Review

Authors

Carey James

Abstract

Israel has occupied the West Bank and Gaza Strip since June of 1967. Despite the withdrawal of Israeli military forces and the dismantling of Israeli settlements in 2005, Gaza is still generally considered occupied territory as a matter of international law. In September 2007, Israel declared the Gaza Strip a "hostile territory." This note examines the probable aims and legal effects of the hostile territory designation.

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