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Jews under Palestinian Control means No More Jews.

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Submitted by Gamaliel (United States), Feb 6, 2014 at 11:59

Abbas has already said that he would be unwilling to accept any Jews living in a Palestinian state. Supposing in return for total Israel withdrawal he suddenly had the bright idea to change his mind. What would happen to any Jews crazy enough to stay in their homes once the Palestinians took over? If we are so naive as not to know we can consider what happened in Gaza.

Once the Jews were removed and the Palestinian Arabs poured into Gaza they destroyed what was left behind including Greenhouses that would have benefited their economy. They then proceeded to fire missiles from the area ceded to them by Israel, into Israel. Before forcing Jews out of Gaza Sharon transferred the remains from Jewish cemeteries to Israel because he knew that those graves would be dug up and desecrated by he Palestinian Arabs.

Anyone remember how Palestinian Arabs desecrated graves in Jerusalem when it was under Jordanian control?

If the Gaza episode isn't enough there is a long history of massacres of Jews by Arabs in places like Elon Moreh once the Arabs had the opportunity to do so. Anyone who thinks turning Jewish areas over to Palestinian Arab control is a good idea should watch their translated broadcasts on MEMRI or PMW. …

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Daniel Pipes replies:

You missed my point. The Palestinians would have to show in a consistent way over a protracted period that they have changed, are no longer resorting to violence, before this could work.

That is, of course, a remote possibility. Until it should happen, the Jews living in the West Bank should remain under Israeli control.

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