1.5 million Palestinians - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Spokanite
    • 25.09.09 | 07:18 (IDT)

    I'm listening to Netanyahu on Charlie Rose. He speaks of 1.500,000 Palestinians living in the heart of the Jewish Homeland, by which I assume he meant the West Bank Palestinians. Either he is factually challenged ( The Palestinian population of the West Bank exclusive of E Jerusalem exceeds 2 million) or else the area he is willing to concede to a neutered Palestinian State would need to not only exclude all of area C (in which fewer than 100,000 Palestinians live) but would have to also cut deeply into areas A and B which are presently supposedly under Palestinian civil administration. Translation: Assuming Bibi's numbers are real, it sounds like the area of the Jewish homeland which he is willing to give up to a Palestinian entity would be deeply penetrated by Israeli territory and would probably not be contiguous. It would leave at least half a million Palestinians in the West Bank and about 200,000 in East Jerusalem under Israeli rule.

    from the article: Netanyahu: No peace until Palestinians accept Israel as Jewish state
    First published 01:58 24.09.09 | Last updated 17:42 24.09.09
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