All the bleeding hearts here now for the inalienable rights of the Palestinians to have a State did not raise even one objection when they were earlier "occupied" by Jordan and Egypt (and previously by the Ottoman Empire) and when a much larger area than the West Bank was offered to them for settlement on a silver platter back in 1947-48. There could have been long ago an international Palestinian airport already established with direct terror flights and complimentary tea to Tehran, Beirut, Damascus, Hanoi, Tripoli, and Islamabad, and hundreds of teeming settlements like Rah-rah-rahmallah, Abu-ToldYouSo, Al-QudosToMe, & Na-na-na-na-na-nablus, housing millions of scientists, artists, technicians, diplomats, Nobel prize winners, athletes, doctors, etc. publishing scholarly articles and manufacturing miracles and Palestinian patents for the world to be blessed by. They could have even offered the nascent Jewish State, supposedly newcomers to the land with no previous knowledge of the area, the benefit of the Palestinian's millenia of experience from the settlement of the land and to also share the great romantic stories of their forefathers the Philistines as dashing, sea-farers. Unfortunately though, greed took over and the land offered them appeared too much like a sliver but when put together with the sliver offered Israel the area appeared more like a nice slice instead. The rest is history. Now though, after repeated losses and smashed dreams of domination and armed with the same old maps of Palestine with no Israel in sight, the UN is the fashionable place for the Palestinians to go for unilateral moves to elicit sympathy and votes to turn the clock back, and if Israel doesn't comply then hell it's off to the Hague with them. Israel's hard fought for strategic depth against terror will not be just handed back to terrorizers.
2 Yemeni Red Cross workers killed by gunmen (AP)