I realize that the entire region was part of the Ottoman Empire, just as there was a time when India was part of the British Empire. The relevant question, and from a very practical viewpoint, is how can Gaza and the West Bank be made into one state today. My question is addressed to those who want a Palestinian state. It must be emphasised that the only document that recognizes Gaza and the West Bank as one legal entity is the Oslo accords. Therefore, it is difficult to conceive of any potential negotiations not based on Oslo, and as such, recognition of Israel's sovereignty and an end to terror. If Hamas refuses, it has no legal standing for a state. The other Arab states should recognize this fact also.
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