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    • Colin Wright
    • 11.05.11 | 06:40 (IDT)

    '...which means the population would have been greater by about 14 percent if it weren't for the procedure. ' This would only be true if all the Palestinians who left would have returned if only they could have returned. Given that the procedure only went into effect if a Palestinian left and let his permit lapse, I doubt if that was the case. I'm no friend of Israel, but I imagine most of the Palestinians in question didn't WANT to return. Maybe divide that number by four?

    from the article: Israel admits it covertly canceled residency status of 140,000 Palestinians
    First published 02:47 11.05.11 | Last updated 02:47 11.05.11
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