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Good points but dangerous?

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Submitted by Jacob Fisher (Republic Of Korea), Feb 18, 2004 at 07:06

I basically agree with what your saying. The main problem is the fundamental rejection by Palestinians of the right for a Jewish state to exist. But, isn't it dangerous for only a few thousand jews to be surrounded by more than a million Palestinians in Gaza?

Wouldn't it be better for Israel to return Gaza to the Palestinians, and keep a Jewish presence in the West Bank?

Most people describe Gaza as very over-crowded, so wouldn't it be better to just leave the place?

Also doing so would not lead to an increase in suicide attacks because there is a wall blocking it from Israel.

Moreover, I don't think one can argue that jews in Gaza have a disproportionate amount of the available land in Gaza relative to their population size.

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