The Palestinian-Israeli conflict: The United Nations requests the International Court of Justice to give a legal opinion on the consequences of the “Israeli occupation”

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The United Nations General Assembly, which includes 193 members, asked the International Court of Justice to give an advisory opinion on the legal consequences of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Israel captured the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, areas where the Palestinians want a state, in the 1967 war.

It withdrew from Gaza in 2005, but imposes a blockade on the Strip, while Egypt tightens procedures on the border with the Strip.

The Hague-based International Court of Justice, also known as the World Court, is the highest court of the United Nations dealing with disputes between states. Its provisions are binding, although it does not have the power to enforce them.

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