The Israeli Supreme Court had to decide whether Israeli companies can exploit resources in the Palestinian territory, the West Bank. International law forbids occupying powers from doing just that.
Faced with the clear prohibition of international law, the Israeli Supreme Court did what jumped up tribunals in other rogue nations do - it ruled that international law must be
"...the court ruled last week that in a prolonged occupation the economic development of the occupied territory could not be frozen indefinitely. It added that the quarrying firms were not destroying the "capital" of the West Bank's natural resources, and were providing employment to Palestinians.
"Existing Israeli-owned quarries should be allowed to continue operating, but no new ones should open, the court ruled, reflecting the Israeli government's position."