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    • Scott
    • 28.10.11 | 16:54 (IST)

    Is a term that results from decades of every country - including israel - from ignoring that under international law (the balfour declaration, the 1920 san remo conference, the british mandate for palestine, the 1924 anglo american agreement) the jewish people are the sole rightful inheritants of judea as carved out of teh former ottoman empire. The palestinians are living on land that was held in trusteeship for the jewish people and inherited by the israeli government. They are in no sense "occupied." And although I sympathize with their plight, they have only their fellow arab brothers to blame for abandoning them after attacking israel in 1948 and again in 1967.

    from the article: Hundreds of Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in West Bank
    First published 15:16 28.10.11 | Last updated 15:16 28.10.11
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