Geneva Conventions and International Humanitarian Law

Israel systematically violates the Geneva Conventions and especially the 4th Convention for the Protection of Civilians. It additionally denies that the Conventions can be applied to the Conflict. The International Court of Justice in 2004 ruled that Palestine is occupied by Israel and that Israel must respect the Geneva Conventions. Nonetheless Israel continues its Violations. Below You'll find references to the Conventions and several pages of Analysis by the Swedish Diakonia.



Geneva Conventions

    ICRC: The Geneva Conventions: the core of international humanitarian law
  4th Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War / ICRC
    ICRC 2nd Additional Protocol: Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts


Diakonia on International Humanitarian Law and the Conflict between Palestine and Israel

What is the legal status of the occupied Palestinian territory?
What is the legal status of East Jerusalem?
Does international humanitarian law apply to the Gaza Strip after the withdrawal?
Does the movement restrictions (closure) policy follow international humanitarian law?
Is the Wall legal?
Israeli Settlements – Facts and figures
Is the house demolition policy legal under international humanitarian law?
What are the obligations of Israel according to international humanitarian law towards the Palestinians?
What is the scope of military necessity in the occupied Palestinian territory?
Distinction and proportionality
How do the Oslo Agreements and the establishment of the Palestinian Authority affect Israel's responsibility under international humanitarian law?
What is the scope of Israel’s right to self-defence against Palestinians inside the occupied Palestinian territory?
Does the Palestinian Authority have any obligations under international humanitarian law?
Do Palestinians have the right to resist the occupation with arms?