Is Israel Still an Occupying Power in Gaza?

  title={Is Israel Still an Occupying Power in Gaza?},
  author={Hanne Cuyckens},
  journal={Netherlands International Law Review},
  pages={275 - 295}
  • Hanne Cuyckens
  • Published 1 October 2016
  • Political Science
  • Netherlands International Law Review
The West Bank and the Gaza Strip came under Israeli occupation in 1967. Both territories had been under constant Israeli control since then, until Israel decided to withdraw its land forces and settlements from the Strip in 2005. Whereas the occupied status of the West Bank still remains uncontested, the status of Gaza after the disengagement is less clear. This article addresses the question whether the Gaza Strip can still be considered to be occupied after the 2005 disengagement. In order to… 


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