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August 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

I rarely comment on Palestinian issues – because it is overdone elsewhere (I set up this blog to write about Syria at a time when no-one was). And because it is done by people a lot more knowledgeable than me.

But Israel’s offer to the Palestinians. No comment, just the facts:

Israel would annex 7.3% of the West Bank, in return for a smaller patch of DESERT.

Israel would keep the largest settlements.

Israel would be allowed to expand the settlements as much as it likes BEFORE the deal is implemented (i.e. the Palestinians would sign up to the agreement, not knowing how much land they’d eventually get their hands on).

The whole of Jerusalem would become Israeli.

The Israel-Palestine border would be where the Wall is (which cuts deep into the Occupied Territory).

Palestine would have no military.

Fatah would have to overthrow Hamas in Gaza.

The Palestinians would have to admit this is a generous deal.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ?????????? // Aug 13, 2008 at 2.30 am

    you’re right- its completely unfair. Israel will ultimately get what it wants though- whether be through a peace deal or not. (yasser arafat at camp david all over again)

  • 2 Anonymous // Aug 14, 2008 at 11.14 pm

    if only any of you knew what you’re talking about

  • 3 norman // Aug 16, 2008 at 4.31 pm

    anonymous,

    enlight us with your wisdom .

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