UN Votes To Seek Opinion Of The Hague On Israeli Control Of West Bank, Jerusalem

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The United Nations General Assembly Fourth Committee has voted 98-17 to ask the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague to issue an advisory opinion on the legality of Israel’s control of the West Bank and other “Palestinian territories,” arguing that Israel illegally annexed parts of Jordan, Egypt and Syria after the 1967 Six Day War.  The resolution also specifically seeks an opinion concerning the status of Jerusalem.  Any opinion given by the ICJ is non-binding, but is often a guide for international law.  The measure must be approved by the full United Nations General Assembly before being passed to The Hague.