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Submitted by Brianna (United States), Apr 4, 2014 at 23:22

To me, this is a question of nomenclature. Are Judea and Samaria not occupied territories, in that they are not considered an integrated part of the Jewish state and yet they are ultimately under the political and military control of the Jewish state? Is that not the definition of an occupied territory? I say this not because I do not support Israel, but because we should not fail to acknowledge an accurate definition simply because we do not like it very much.

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My article was not about the West Bank but about Christie. We can leave the topic of "occupation" for another time.

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