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    • Expat Observer
    • 03.01.10 | 10:12 (IST)

    Why not step back and simplify matters a little. 1. Jewish settlements in occupied territories is not an issue. The issue is Israeli settlements (I've never seen so many Xmas trees in "Israel", as in Ariel). i.e. lets join the modern times and talk about nationality, not religion. 2. There is no need that all the Israeli settlers becomes Pal citizens, they can remain Israelis residing in Palestine and subject to Palestinian laws, under the protection of local law enforcement and military, as any expats in any country: Israel, UAE, US etc. If an Israeli resident in Palestine (Jew, Christian, Druse, Bahai, Muslim or whatever) wants to renounce his Israeli citizenship and apply for Pal citizenship, let him. 3. Of course the land ownership issue has to be resolved. Many Israeli settlements are built on "Israeli state land". It is natural that such land will become Palestinian state land, pending claims of private ownership, domestic or foreign. /To be continued/

    from the article: Comment / Settlers can stay, but only as citizens of Palestine
    First published 01:52 01.01.10 | Last updated 08:51 01.01.10
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