#130 Tom C doesn't know what I am talking about - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 14.03.07 | 06:22 (IST)

    No, that much is obvious, because you don't accept that the right to residency is unaffected by a change of sovereignty i.e. your right to live on the land doesn't change; all that changes is your nationality. "When the war broke out both people were living on the land." - Yes, very good. "The Palestinans have a right to return to the Palestinian state; not to Israel." - I'd grant this *if* the land they were on prewar is inside "Palestinian", not inside "Israel". But, so sorry, it isn't. Israel claims sovereignty over the land in question. It's not a complicated concept, Tom. The land was not "terra nullis", so Israel gaining sovereignty over the land also obliges them to extend Israeli soverignty over the PEOPLE who lived on that land. Israel can't take the land and expel the people, any more than it can take the land and kill all the people. If Israel doesn't like that then it should cede the land back to the Pals and withdraw back to the Partition Lines.

    from the article: Arab leaders rule out amending Saudi proposal
    First published 00:00 13.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 13.03.07
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