First it must be established to whom did the West Bank really belong? I did not read anywhere that it was part of a great Palestine empire. It was an empty land (governed by the Ottoman Empire) with beduin grazing their animals and an occassional settlement by those bedouin. Then Jordan took over and until Israel reconquered it nobody ever heard of the West Bank and certainly nobody gave a damn. Of course in Jewish hands it became THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE IN THE WORLD.
After two months, Egypt opens the Rafah border crossing with Gaza (Haaretz)
from the article: Strenger Than Fiction / Israel must admit its mistakes