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    • Ron
    • 23.02.10 | 06:40 (IST)

    In 1967, Israel launched preemptive warfare against Egypt, Syria and Jordan. None of those nations shoulder any responsibility for the current existing issues involving Israel and the Palestinians. In 1967, under Israeli assault, Jordan withdrew from Jerusalem and the West Bank. It played no further role in subsequent developments. UNSC resolution makes no mention of Jordan, and addresses two principles: 1. "the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war," and 2. demands "the withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict." The resolution makes no reference to the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan or Egypt. Jordan has no legal right to assume control over any part of the occupied territory, nor does Egypt. The West Bank and Gaza are considered by the UN and international law to be one entity, occupied Palestinian territory. Your demands are confusing, and lack any legal foundation. You should read UN 242.

    from the article: UN: Israel 'heritage sites' are on Palestinian land
    First published 18:34 22.02.10 | Last updated 22:55 22.02.10
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