A state

November 15, 2009 at 2:50 pm | Posted in Arab-Israeli conflict, Israel, Palestinians, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The PLO has come up with the idea of declaring a Palestinian state. One should wonder, why it took them more than 60 years to come up with that, but that is an old hat.

But the questions remains: How can they declare a state without having sovereignty? Gaza is under the control of Hamas, and most of the West Bank is under the control of the Israeli Army.

In 1948 there was a chance to declare an Arab state in Mandatory Palestine. It was rejected, because the Arabs could not accept a Jewish state in Palestine. Eventually Gaza was ruled by Egypt and the West Bank by Jordan. No attempts by Palestinians were made to gain statehood, or even independence from these Arab states, not even some sort of autonomy. In the war of 1967 Jordan and Egypt lost these territories to Israel and Israel has now the problem that they bring with them.

The PLO can declare a Palestinian state. But what do they gain if this declaration will not be transported to reality?


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