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    • 04.09.07 | 21:51 (IDT)

    Driving through Israel by the separation barrier, it becomes clear that Israel actually gave away way too much land. On the Israeli side, development is pushing right up to the wall, while on the PA side there is nothing. I don't understand why Israel gave away so much land the PA doesn't need. All of the West Bank belongs to Israel, for historical, military, and political reasons (for example, because both Jordan and the Arafat government explicitly refused to take the land). As little of it as possible should be given to the Arabs, because then it just goes to waste. And they have so much land already anyway! The borders and the wall should be redrawn equidistant from all built-up areas.

    from the article: Court orders state to alter West Bank separation fence route at Bil'in
    First published 00:00 04.09.07 | Last updated 00:00 04.09.07
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