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    • 01.09.07 | 03:22 (IDT)

    No one would accept that the Shia who fled Iraq do not have a right to return home or that the Sunni who fled should go find somewhere else to settle. The same is true for the Bosnian, Serbian and other who fled during the war in the Balkans, or for the Darfuris forced out by the ongoing war in Sudan, or for Tutsi and Hutus forced out of Rwanda a decade ago. The international convention on refugee's rights is applicable to all. Why not to Israel? Why define as "extreme" or "anti-peace" those who advocate for the Palestinians' rights recognized as universal? The Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories are illegal under international law and the UN Security Council and every other UN body, and the international community at large have called for thei removal. Why Palestinias who demand the same right are "extreme"? The same applies to the fence. Israel can have a fence - on the Green Line and not on Palestinian line inside the occupied West Bank.

    from the article: Persuade the people
    First published 00:00 31.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 31.08.07
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