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Submitted by Charles Martell (Maldives), Jul 8, 2006 at 14:01

In principle Kajol's suggestions are worth considering. However, there are certain practical problems. For example, pushing the Palestinians beyond the Jordanian and Egyptian borders is a tricky issue. These countries are sure to keep them in camps near the border, from where they will launch terrorist attacks against Israel. How to prevent that? One possible solution is retaliatory bombing of Amman and Cairo. But this runs the risk of provoking a major war.

The second solution of combing the territory and keeping the Palestinians disarmed is also fraught with practical problems. It would be a very costly exercise in terms of loss of Israeli casualties and military expenditure.

A better alternative would be to launch aerial attacks on 'strategic' Palestinian targets each time there is a terrorist attack. The attacks should be planned in such a way that with each strike, the Palestinians would lose a significant part of their infrastructure, leaving the territory inhospitable in a period of 5 to 10 years depending on the frequency of terrorist attacks on Israel. Finally the Palestinians will have no choice but to migrate.

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