"After Israel was carved off, what remained of the non-state entity of Palestine, somewhat smaller, still called Palestine." After Israel's foundation there was nothing left of the non-state entity of Palestine - the WB and Gaza were gobbled up by Jordan and Egypt respectively. Can you clarify exactly what you mean by "somewhat smaller"?
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from the article: Palestinians under world pressure not to declare state unilaterally