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Submitted by pete murray (Ireland), Jan 7, 2009 at 16:18

... wishful thinking ... To suggest that Jordan has some nascent ambition to re-take control of the West Bank is ... very much the opposite. With the West Bank Palestinians added to the children of the Palestinian diaspora (who already comprise a significant percentage of Jordan's population), Palestinians would form a majority in the combined State. The possible effect would be an end of the Hashemite Kingdom and a larger Palestine emerging. All the real evidence suggests that the Jordanians would never risk such a reverse take-over.

As for Gaza, the Egyptians have made their position clear, and there is again no actual evidence to the contrary. In any case, the people of Gaza are as confirmed in their self-identity as Palestinians as the Israelis are in theirs. To suggest that Egypt would take on a radicalized and factious ghetto to convenience Israel is risible. In fact, it is only a matter of time before the Egyptians and Europeans get fed up providing food and infrastracture to Gaza only to see the Israelis blokade the former and repeatedly destroy the latter with its warplanes. Calls for Israel to we held accountable to its responsibility in law as occupier and jailer to provide properly for the occupied and ghettoized Palestinians are growing in the European Parliament.

If I were advising the Palestinians I would tell them to tell the Israelis that unless it stops the land-grab and comes up with a plan and time-table for pulling back to the 1967 ceasefire line within 6 months the Palestinian Authority will disband and Palestinians will instead campaign peacefully by way of civil disobediance for full legal equality within Israel/Palestine.

However, I am now also indulging in wishful thinking.

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