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    • Nabil
    • 27.09.10 | 04:35 (IST)

    ...is that the Israeli government, in its current form, needs to come to grip with the realities that they must withdraw from the occupied territories, with the only two alternatives being partial annexation or they grant Israeli citizenship to the Palestinians. Annexation of West Bank territory is impossible to contemplate because this would involve annexing another 20% of the West Bank as well as the water resources on the Eastern Bank. The result would be a true Bantustan type enclave for the Palestinians, which would only further serve to demonize Israel as an Appartheid state. The latter is impossible for reasons that are obvious to any Zionist. There is only one answer, negotiate and evacuate.

    from the article: With freeze over, West Bank settlements ready to dive into construction
    First published 02:33 27.09.10 | Last updated 02:33 27.09.10
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