"Historic Palestine" also included the 'East Bank' so the figures sites above for the land mass of "Historic Palestine" are bogus.Why the 'West Bank' Arabs aren't as interested in the 'East Bank' as in the 'West Bank' area is rather obvious. The 'East Bank' is already Arab and devoid of Jews. Next step is to devoid the West Bank of those pesky Jews.It started in 29 with Hebron, a Juden freed town. So to recognize part of the 'West Bank' as being a Jewish territory is counter to the ethos of the Arabs. I once read a book by a Lebanese author who suggested that the Arabs were really pissed off at the Jews because they were the only group who ,so far, broke away from the Arab/Muslim 'protective' fold. Thought this guy was on crack but looking at the Arab/Muslim treatment of the Kurds it its not far off the mark.
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from the article: Does Israel want peace or to play the blame game?