http://wp.me/pDB7k-jA It is a pre-requisite for declaring sovereignty that the entity declaring must control all their territories at the time of their declaration. It is the reason the Jewish Peoples Council had to wait until the British Mandate ended May 14th 1948. It is the same reason Indonesia had to leave East Timor in order that they could declare sovereignty. Under the British Mandate Palestine was under British control. When Jordan declared Sovereignty in 1946, what remained of the non-state entity of Palestine, was still under the control of the British Mandate over Palestine. It’s citizens including Jewish folk, were all Palestinians. In the weeks preceding May 14th 1948, Plan Dalet was launched. This saw the Jewish Agency in control of territories slated for the new Arab State at the end of the British Mandate. These territories were not withdrawn from when Israel Declared Sovereignty and Israel has never annexed any of these territories. Israel has been in control of territories slated for the new Arab State since May 14th 1948, making sure the Palestinians could not declare independent sovereignty.
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