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Submitted by AK (United States), Feb 7, 2008 at 23:08

I have been proposing that Gaza be given back to Egypt, as a kind of canton or federated territory, for decades, as per UNSCR 242, and it is a pleasure to see this simple and obvious idea beginning to spread.

Unfortunately the world bought into the myth of a Palestinian people, and a country called Palestine, created out of whole cloth by Arafat, and have overlooked the obvious solution to this conflict that has been available for 40 years.

Like Mr. Pipes, I have faith in the Egyptian security forces to disarm Hamas and restore peace and quiet there within a short time. Once the Gazans have Egyptian citizenship, and the terrorists have been locked away somewhere in Egypt, the tens of thousands who used to work in Israel, and would like to resume a life that gave them some hope of prosperity and progress, could return to working in Israel (or Egypt if the prefer).

I only hope that Israel will be astute enough to seize this opportunity, and the foolishness of the "road map" will be put aside to implement this solution. Egypt can be compensated with half the m$7.4B pledged in Paris, that is otherwise destined for private bank accounts in Switzerland, and the other half can be saved for the day Jordan takes back the West Bank, less a few major towns like Ariel and Maale Edumim.

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