A declaration of Sovereign Independence according to the Armistice lines of '67 by the Palestinians makes for a really interesting situation... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • CJ
    • 02.11.10 | 03:45 (IST)

    FACT : The non-state entity of Palestine is comprised of the territories outside of and bound by the actual Internationally recognized extent of Lebanese, Syrian, Jordanian, Egyptian & Israeli sovereignty. The actual legal status of the non-state entity of Palestine has not changed since Israel was declared independent from Palestine May 14th 1948 FACT : Jerusalem was never instituted as a corpus separatum by the UN, It's status was never legally changed from being a part of the non-state entity of Palestine FACT : Israel has never legally annexed any territories. It is inadmissible to 'acquire' territory by war. Territory can only be 'acquired' by legal annexation FACT : The territories Israel illegally acquired by war by 1950, but never legally annexed, are still legally a part of the non-state entity of Palestine.. (about 33% of the territory Israel claims as it's own) FACT : No actual borders were changed in '67 FACT : The extent of Israel's actual sovereignty is recognized only by the declared boundaries of May 14th 1948, which did not include some 33% of what it now claims. A Palestinian declaration according to the '67 armistice lines, will not change the extent of Israel's actual Internationally recognized sovereignty By declaring Sovereign Independence according to the '67 armistice lines, territories not Declared as Sovereign by the Palestinians and not Declared as Sovereign or legally annexed to Israel, will remain a non-state entity. Israel will finally have to either legally annex them, (legal annexation requires an agreement) OR occupy them. As the Occupying Power, Israel would then be duty bound to PROTECT THEM until they in turn have the ability to become indepndent. However, as a State, Palestine would also have the same right to legally annex or occupy FACT : The non-state entity of Palestine's name has not changed since Roman era. Under the Ottoman rule, the region was called Palestine. Under the Mandate, the region was called Palestine. FACT : Jordan was declared Independent of the non-state entity of Palestine in 1946. What remained was still called Palestine. FACT : Israel was declared Independent of the non-state entity of Palestine in 1948. . What remained was still called Palestine. Conundrum : If the Palestinians declare themselves independent of the non-state entity of Palestine and call themselves Palestine, what will the tiny non-state entity be called?

    from the article: PA official: Arab states to attempt UN-forced settlement freeze
    First published 17:10 01.11.10 | Last updated 17:10 01.11.10
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