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West Bank Arabs face only 2 real options: (a) Hamas rule, (b) Jordanian rule.

Reader comment on item: America's Shiny New Palestinian Militia

Submitted by G Marcus (United States), Mar 16, 2010 at 04:05

Fatah option is State Dept fiction and doesn't exist in the real world.

Only power keeping Fatah alive and preventing West Bank from turning into another Gaza under Hamas, is the Israeli army.


(a) Gaza: Under linkage to Egypt or Jordan, turned into Dubai-like industrial/commercial hub on East Mediterranean;

(b) West Bank: Parts federated with Jordan -- safeguarding security & settlements for Israel, demographics for Arabs, holy sites for both.

2-State Plan doesn't make sense only if you think its aim is Peace; it makes a lot of sense if you realize it is the necessary next step along the 1974 PLO Staged Plan to dismantle Israel.


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