"Everyone talks about how bad this is for Israel etc. Nonsense- Israel offered peace and statehood to the pals in 2000 - this time the Palestinian elites won`t be able to weasel out at the expense of their own people." Once again, the Pals would have been raped worse than Germany if they accepted that deal. Why? 1) No military. Israeli troops would have to protect the Pals, something they'd be hesitant to do. And that certainly wouldn't sit well with Pals, either. 2) Israeli control over the civilian infrastructure, as well. Airspace and roads would be controlled by Israel. They can shut the roads and airspace down at their whim. Also something Pals wouldn't agree to, and for damn good reason. 3) Israel's constant rejection of the Pals' RoR. Throw all of this together, and you have a recipe for disaster. Nobody would accept that, and Israel was foolish to think the Pals would knowingly and willingly allowed themselves to get screwed over that royally.
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