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    • Steve
    • 04.08.07 | 17:35 (IDT)

    The entire concept of "occupation" is a myth. There was never a nation of Palestine. There has never been a Palestinian king, queen. There has never been a Palestinian coin. The area known as Israel and Jordan was controlled by the Ottoman Empire for hundreds of years. When the British were victorious in WWI, they took over the area. In the Balfour Declaration they allocatd the enitre area to a Jewish State. The Arabs rioted so the British then issued the White Papers wich divided the land as follows: east of the Jordan River went to Transjordan, now Jordan, and west of the Jordan River to the Jewish State. The League of Nations ratified this division of land in 1922. Again the Arabs reacted violently, so the land west of the Jordan River was partitioned in 1947 by the UN. Once more the Arabs spurned this agreement. After Israel's War of Independence Jordan seized Judea and Samaia, and Egypt seized Gaza. There was no clamoring for a Palestinian State on that land.

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    First published 00:00 03.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 03.08.07
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