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A 10-state solution.

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Submitted by William Klein (Canada), Jan 7, 2009 at 06:32

If, after 1948, and perhaps even after 1967, all the Arab countries would have accepted refugees from Gaza and the West Bank and resettled them in their countries -- where there is plenty of land, and lots of money -- the "problem" of the "Palestinian refugees" would not exist today.

Is it too late for this idea to be considered? If a newly-created Israel could absorb some 800,000 refugees in 1948 and onward, from Arab countries -- and at the time it didn't have anywhere near the resources that most Arab countries have today -- why cannot 1.5 million people be resettled over a dozen countries, so they can have a chance at a better life?

The answer probably is that all those Arab countries care little about their own 'brethren' and prefer them to remain a festering problem to harrass Israel. But in 10 years' time their number will probably double, and the problem will be worse.

I'd recommend relocation. I would hope that, given the opportunity, most of the Gazans would opt to be relocated to a place where they could live normally.

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