a nice plan, Mr Sarid, but the problem of Gaza remains - - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • ivo
    • 13.11.09 | 22:42 (IST)

    let's say the state has been declared & the wonderful celebrations in jerusalem have followed, israel not daring to crush any of it. are you expecting hamas in gaza just to fold? or to automatically reconcile w/abbas & co, to submit to a system of one command & one weapon? the two pal. camps may start another round of their brotherly war, & how long do you reckon israel, facing a torn, pal. entity without having a formal peace agreement w/any of the two, will be able to sit on the sidelines before entering that fray again? even if a relative calm prevails, can israel live w/a situation where no peace agreement exists, the pals have a state, keep getting arms in from the outside & keep talking (as they do now) about a return of refugees into israel proper? recognized by the world & without the grip of the occupation the pals, indeed divided, will be even less inclined to sign on to a deal filling a minimum of israel's requirements. so the grip & the conflict will continue.

    from the article: Abbas must unilaterally declare Palestinian state
    First published 01:45 13.11.09 | Last updated 17:44 14.11.09
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