This article is important because it addresses the international' status of Palestine and legal issues that whirl around it. Israel has distorted its tenuous legal position over its borders and Jerusalem in the US.
Israel has never even purported to annex these territories, knowing that doing so would raise awkward questions about the rights (or lack of them) of the indigenous population living there. Jordan renounced all claims to the West Bank in favour of the Palestinians in July 1988. While Egypt administered the Gaza Strip for 19 years, it never asserted sovereignty over it . . .
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