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    • Yacoub
    • 20.03.10 | 20:46 (IST)

    23#CJ First let us agree that it is a tragedy when any young stonethrower is killed. But let us get history right. China acquired Tibet through invasion. India acquired Hyderabad and several other independent states through invasion. Poland still occupies part of Germany, as a result of the dictated settlement following World War II. Just a few examples of UN members that have acquired territory following war or threat of war. In 1947 Arabs living in Palestine (with the help of Syrians) refused to accept the UN partition plan and made war on the Jews lving in the area. In 1948 the armies of Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq invaded Israel, promising to help drive the Jews into the sea. When, after a couple of more attempts in 1967 and 1973, they were unsuccessful, they cried foul and only then said that "it has been illegal to acquire territory by war."

    from the article: Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian boy in West Bank
    First published 17:32 20.03.10 | Last updated 10:59 31.03.10
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