SDHD: "Nonsense. No more than 500,000 Arabs... and most of them LEFT." Over 700,000 Arabs were forced to flee from the advancing Israeli forces, SDHD. SDHD: "Try 120,000" The pre-1947 Jewish population in the territory assigned to the "Arab state" was no more than 10,000. I'm sorry if that offends your pre-conceptions, but it is nonetheless true. 1) There was a "Palestine". 2) There was an Arab popln that was spread throughout "Palestine". 3) There was also a Jewish popln that was highly concentrated into discrete settlements inside "Palestine". The committee that drew up the Partition Plan were able to include ALL those Jewish settlements inside the "Jewish state", and so what remained outside it (i.e. in the "Arab state") amounted to no more than 10,000. I can show you the documents if you want.
Beirut protesters must leave environment ministry, interior minister says (Reuters)
from the article: PA holds olive branch in one hand, stone in the other