Israel routinely limits the space available for fishing next to the Gaza Strip in response to attacks by Hamas. Whether or not this is legal turns on whether Israel is still occupying Gaza under international law.
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Water Wars is a weekly roundup of the latest news, analysis, and opinions related to ongoing tensions in the South and East China Seas.
As I explained in this legal primer, the South China Sea dispute has primarily revolved around two distinct legal quarrels: a dispute over territory and a dispute over the substance and application of maritime law.
Over at The National Interest, I’ve written an article parsing this distinction and what it means for the American approach to the South China Sea. I argue that
The South China Sea dispute is governed by a number of different bodies of international law. At its core, though, there are two primary legal quarrels: the dispute over territory and the dispute over the substance and application of maritime law.