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Land & Natural Resources

Under the laws of occupation, the occupying power must respect private property and any use of public property must be done in conformity with the principles of usufruct: namely that such resources can only be used for the direct needs of the occupying forces, and cannot be used in a manner which depletes the resource. Israel's practice, especially with regard to water and quarrying of stone, undermines these limitations as set out by international law.