The Revolution Will Not Be Legitimized

“One thing is certain: by the middle of the 1970s, the international community had agreed the Palestinians were among those peoples deprived by foreign domination of their right to self-determination. Jefferson had declared this to be an unalienable right. The U.N. General Assembly had considered ‘any military occupation, however temporary’ to be a damnable act of aggression, affirming time and again the legitimacy of armed resistance for the sake of self-determination. Why is this ignored when speaking of the Israeli-Palestinian ‘conflict’?”

Read more: Jordan Manalastas, The Revolution Will Not Be Legitimized: Armed Resistance in Occupied Palestine, 2 Cornell Int’l L.J. Online 130 (2014).

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