Tuesday, June 16, 2009

West Bank Village Sues Developer in Canadian Court


Here's something from the mainstream media you may have missed.

The village of Billin (in the occupied West Bank) is suing a Canadian company for illegally building subdivisions for Israeli settlers on village lands - once productive olive groves.
The case, filed last year, alleges Green Park International Inc. and Green Mount International Inc. are complicit in war crimes because they helped build an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank. The village's lawyers have based their case on international and domestic Canadian law.

Canada's federal Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act states a population transfer by an occupying power to "territory it occupies" is a serious violation of international humanitarian law.

Let's hope they win their case.

Read the full story in the Toronto Star.

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