Residency in the OPT

Everyone has the right to a nationality. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality […]<br/>

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), Article 15

Economic Exploitation of Occupied Territories: HCJ 69/81 Abu ‘Aita v. Regional Commander of the Judea and Samaria Area; HCJ 493/81 Kanzil v. Officer in Charge of Customs, Gaza Strip Region (Judgment of April 5, 1983)

The economic exploitation of occupied territories is as ancient as wars and occupations. Perhaps, beyond all national, security and ideological explanations, the expectation of economic exploitation is what drives any occupation and war. It is only natural therefore, that the attempts made by international law to control the use of force and limit the severe implications of war extended also to the issue of the economic exploitation of occupied territories.