Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1989, "The Occupied Territories"
This report differs from most other reports contained in this volume in one fundamental respect: whereas other reports describe the relationship between the government and the governed in countries over which the governments in question exercise sovereignty, this report deals with lands under foreign military occupation. The lands now known as the "occupied territories" were occupied by Israel in the 1967 war. Israel has not been recognized to have sovereign rights over any of the occupied territories: the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights, and East Jerusalem. Regarding East Jerusalem, Israel has asserted sovereignty and annexed it. The West Bank and the Gaza Strip are governed under Jordanian and British law, as modified by military orders. Israeli law and civilian administration have been extended to the Golan Heights.