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    • stephanie
    • 16.10.09 | 22:43 (IST)

    the right of return by international law does NOT guarantee the right of return to a domicile, but simply to return to a "coutry", thereforethe Palestinians have a right to return to Palestine, that's all. Those that fled from a village or town which no longer exists cannot claim a right to return to that domicile. Furthermore if a Palestinian refugee find himself within the original "country" of Palestine,say in the West Bank, he cannot claim a right to return. Beyond international law, why should anyone insist on returning to an original domicile when one finds oneself perhaps 10-20 miles away from that domicile but still in the same country ? Isn't it somewhat silly to insist to return to a domicile which was 10-20 miles away from one's current location and cause continued international unrest, as well as killings and murder, because of this ?

    from the article: Ari Shavit / Israel needs legitimacy to wage war and peace
    First published 03:11 15.10.09 | Last updated 04:32 15.10.09
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