#167 PAAM and reality part company Part 2 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 09.10.07 | 03:21 (IST)

    Your attitude towards what is Israeli sovereign territory would be laughable if it weren't so scary, PAAM. PAAM: "what about israeli land occupied by the arabs?" Not one inch of Israeli land is under occupation. PAAM: "syria occupies the golan which is israeli land." The Golan was never in the territory encompassed by the old Mandate for Palestine, and so Israel has absolutely no claim to any of it. PAAM: "egypt occupies the siniai which is also israeli land." The Sinai was never in the territory encompassed by the old Mandate for Palestine, and so Israel has absolutely no claim to any of it. Sovereignty to both pacels of land resided with Syria and Egypt before Israel even came into being, PAAM. Neither govt ever ceded an inch of that land to Israel in all the long years since May 15 1948. So what, exactly, is Israel's claim to that land? Let me guess; the deeds to title lay in a dusty old tome that the Jews wrote for themselves way back when, maybe?

    from the article: IDF says Hamas responsible for Katyusha fired from Gaza Strip
    First published 00:00 07.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 07.10.07
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