Practice Relating to Rule 150. Reparation
Section C. Forms of reparation other than compensation
In 1970, during a debate in the Special Political Committee of the UN General Assembly on measures carried out by Israel in the occupied territories, Poland stated:
The destruction of houses and the confiscation of property, which were designed to demoralize the inhabitants of certain areas and to force them to abandon their homes, were in violation of the basic principles of international law and contrary to the provisions of article 46 of the [1907 Hague Regulations] and article 53 of the fourth Geneva Convention. Since such acts were illegal, the Government of Israel was liable … for the restitution of confiscated property.