Forget about personal opinion- Lets examine International Law! The present situation in the West Bank and Gaza raise similar issues. The rights of the respective claimants must be examined in order to determine who has the superior title to the territory in question.If the Palestinian Arabs had accepted the United Nations resolution in May 1948, there would be no conflict over the title in this area.Palestinian Arabs could have joined Israel as successor to Great Britain, the mandatory power in Palestine. Sovereignty would have bee vested in the Arab State and the Jewish State respectively; this did not occur.Israel is the only state to assert its right to self-determination and thus receive the sovereignty previously vested in the mandatory power.No Palestinian government exists that can contest Israeli sovereignty in Palestine. Although there have been many offers of independent sovereignty; they have made no apparent effort to claim title within a "reasonable time." Thus by virtue of the doctrine of extinctive prescription, the Palestinians have lost whatever legal title they may have possessed. ("Prescription' is a means by which a state can acquire or lose sovereignty and title over territory with the passing of time.) Source International Law by Phillip J. Gendell, Paul G. Stark
Netanyahu orders more demolitions of terrorists' homes in attempt to crack down on terror (Haaretz)
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