Master Thesis Defense in Conflict Resolution and Development at Arab American University

Monday, August 7, 2017

Researcher Sari Hisham Abdallah, a student in Conflict Resolution and Development Program at Arab American University Faculty of Graduate Studies, defended his master thesis, entitled “Review Israeli Actions Against Immovable Property in the Occupied West Bank and the International Criminal Court Potential Role”.

Part of Sari Hisham Abdallah thesis defense

In his thesis, researcher referred to Israeli practices during the period from 13/6/2014, the date of commencement of court jurisdiction until 15/3/2017, referring to practices which included annexation and confiscation of land and settlement activities in the West Bank. Mentioning, four case studies; Settlement Division, Blue Line Group, Law of Annexation the Illegal Settlements and random settlements such as Amouna, near Ramallah city.

The researcher evaluated these practices within the framework of related international legal materials and International Criminal Court materials in Rome, accordingly, he simulated the International Criminal Court preliminary investigation process.

By the end, the committee of Thesis Supervisor and Head of committee Dr. Rezeq Smoodi, Arab American University Internal examiner Prof. Dr. Ayman Yousef and External examiner from An-Najah National University Raed Badawieh, decided to give Sari Abdallah a master degree.