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    • Mira
    • 18.10.11 | 15:29 (IST)

    But if the conflict is about liberation, then why did Arafat turn down a deal that would have given statehood to most of the WB and Gaza with capital in E J'lem, in 2001, and why did Gaza continue to fight after the 2005 withdrawal? Perhaps what you really mean is: the conflict is about "liberation" of ALL of Palestine, with the Jews totally gone? That is clearly the goal from the Palestinian side, and that will never happen. That is the reason that peace has not been achieved. It cannot be achieved until Palestinians are ready to live side by side with the Jews.

    from the article: IDF: Gilad Shalit back home in Israel after five years in Hamas captivity
    First published 05:57 18.10.11 | Last updated 08:39 18.10.11
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