Bob: These are not the Palestinian territories. They are disputed territories that Israel administers. They have never been Palestinian. They were once designated to be part of the Jewish State, and then occupied by the British and Jordanians. Many people would like to throw the Jews out (about 500,000 of them) to create a Palestinian state on this land. Thanks.
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from the article: IDF bid to expel West Bank Palestinians is a step too far