Whether it's 32.4% or 38.8%of private land, or whatever, the fact is that the State of Israel and its right-wing supporters never had and never will have any intention of allowing a viable Palestinian state to emerge within the Occupied Territories. All this stuff about 'no partner for peace' is a huge lie, made up to cover the real facts on the ground. The most that the Palestinians will ever get - even if they put every last member of Hamas to the sword, recognise the right of every last Jew from Brooklyn to settle on Palestinian farmland, and learn to sing Ha'tikvah on demand - is a few scraps of land on which to build ghettoes. That was, is and always will be the most that the rightists and fundamentalist settler nutcases would ever allow.
Roadside bomb kills five border officers in western Iraq (AP)