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    • An Israeli
    • 21.12.09 | 16:49 (IST)

    In response to someone wondering whether the fact that Israel has 1.4 million Palestinians who are Israeli citizens means that the PA should accept 1 million settlers (Bradley Burstons article on Hanania's peace plan) you replied and I quote: "you seem to forget 1.4 million Palestinians are Israel citizens" No they aren`t. They`re Israeli Arabs. So if they are Israelis then the land being offered in the swap must be Israeli land, just as the land of the kibbuzim is. But here you claim that it's obscene that Israel is offering to swap Palestinian land for other Palestinian land. If in your opinion, the land being offered is Palestinian, then it must be by virture of the fact that it's residents are indeed, be Palestinian. You can't have it both ways.

    from the article: Abbas: Olmert offered PA land equaling 100% of West Bank
    First published 14:45 20.12.09 | Last updated 14:47 20.12.09
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