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    • Col [Res] cohen
    • 06.08.11 | 01:27 (IDT)

    Ashton, you should learn the history regarding this "occupation" OR, let me teach it to you once & for all. In 1967, the combined arab forces including Jordan attacked the State of Israel un-provoked and they were all defeated in 6 days. The 'occupied' land in question had belonged to the Kingdom of Jordan and was captured by Israel in 1967. Palestinians were not around at the time and the war was fought by the Jordanians, they were defeated and Israel captured it......not occupied it. Israel has the right to build on the land, Jersuaslem will never be returned, period. What ever happens, happens. This land captured during the war belongs to Israel. Jordan is not demanding, so why are you or whoever demanding for its return to the palestinians. They were not with the Jordanian army. Think and read the history.

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