To William,Lynn& the other zionists who still don't get it,the - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • lakshmi
    • 01.10.07 | 02:11 (IST)

    Partition Line of 1947 gave the minority 33%jews 56%land and the majority non jewish population 44%.The Arabs rejected this because it was manifestly unfair& because it was a violation of their right to self determination guaranteed by the League of Nations which betrayed them and opted for the Mandate which ended in the Partition.The Arabs saw the minority jews as living in majority Arab Palestine.They only defended the territory assigned to them by the Partition,which israel was already encroaching on.And Lynn,yes the jury is still out on who started the war.Regardless,the armistice was a bilateral agreement signed between israel,egypt,lebanon,syria and clearly understood as a temporary measure not final borders.Your use of the word'conquered' the land is revealing.According to International Law you cannot acquire land in conquest nor can you settle it,which is exactly what israel did.The Palestinians both inside the armistice line&outside were expelled by various means and became

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