ROTFL. 1948 is not "before Zionism" but 3 generations later.
GF> Israel has violated many international laws, including the United Nations Resolutions.
Except that UN Resolutions are not "international laws".
And this is funny coming from someone who rejects UN Security Council Resolution 242, which is binding on the parties.
Or who claims that Israel hasn't fully withdrawn from Lebanon, despite the UN certifying that it has.
And who believes the blockade of Gaza is illegal, despite the authoritative UN commission concluding that it is.
GF> Laws Violated: U.N. Charter, Article 2(4) & 51 (1945)
FAIL. Let's look at what the text actually says:
Article 2(4): All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state
"Palestine" is not a state.
This Article does not forbid occupations following a war (and before peace is made).
The violators of this Article are the Arab states (and Iran since 1979) who have repeatedly threatened to destroy Israel.
Article 51: Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defence if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations
Again, "Palestine" is not a member of the UN, having only observer status.
Did you really not know this (you need better sources) or were you hoping RJ readers would be stupid enough to fall for your nonsense?
GF> Declaration on Principles of International Law Concerning Friendly Relations…, Principle 1 (1970).
The territory of a State shall not be the object of military occupation resulting from the use of force in contravention of the provisions of the Charter. The territory of a State shall not be the object of acquisition by another State resulting from the threat or use of force.
Again, "Palestine" is not a state.
Israel did not acquire the territories from "Palestine" but from Egypt and Jordan, who have rescinded their claims.
Every State has the duty to refrain from organizing or encouraging the organization of irregular forces or armed bands including mercenaries, for incursion into the territory of another State.
Iran, Syria and Lebanon, and other supporters of Hamas and Hizbullah, are in violation of this clause.
GF> "Palestinian territories" and "occupied Palestinian territories" (OPT or oPt) are descriptions often used to describe the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip which are occupied or otherwise under the control of Israel.
For thousands of years (literally!) these regions were known as Samaria and Judea. Only after 1948, and until 1967, were they the so-called "West Bank" OF Trans/Jordan.
Notice again the cognitive dissonance. On one hand GF conjures UNGAR 181 and says that it didn't give Israel Jerusalem so it's not part of it, and the next second he claims that Jerusalem is part of the "Palestinian territories" despite UNGAR 181 not allocating Jerusalem to the Arab state (which was never established, the imperative in 1948 being the destruction of the Jewish state).
GF> Israel's government calls all of them "disputed" rather than occupied. That explains why the two state solution is failing because of Israeli illegal settlements.
Non-sequitur. What they are called doesn't explain anything, and it's not the Jewish villages (in a net 0.5% of the territory, 10 square miles) that have caused the delay (not failure) of the two-state solution but Arab opposition to it - including GymFreak's.Let's talk peace: The two-state solution
GF> territory is considered occupied when it is actually placed under the authority of the hostile army, and the occupation extends only to the territory where such authority has been established and can be exercised.
That would exclude Gaza (from which the Israeli army withdrew in 2005) and Area A in Judea & Samaria which is under PA security control (and where the majority of the Palestinian Arabs reside).
GF> The territories situated between the Green Line (see paragraph 72 above) and the former eastern boundary of Palestine under the Mandate were occupied by Israel in 1967 during the armed conflict between Israel and Jordan.
At the time, they were considered "Occupied JORDAN".
There is no legal mechanism by which they could magically revert to being "Occupied 'Palestine'".