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    • Cipora Julianna Kohn
    • 07.01.07 | 23:19 (IST)

    Your guess about the exact translation of an Arabic term into English is irrelevant. It is obvious that the PLO could not claim any kind of sovereignty or "rulership" over the West Bank and Gaza in 1964 since those territories were under Jordanian and Egyptian rule at the time. It is inconceivable that the PLO would have laid claim to those territories under those circumstances. It would have meant a direct challenge to Jordan and Egypt. In 1964, the PLO claimed Israel proper. The vast majority of Palestinians still do, either directly, or through the claim of right of return.

    from the article: While Livni is polishing her wording
    First published 00:00 07.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 07.01.07
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