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An eventual Palestinian state?

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Submitted by Steve ames (United States), Feb 12, 2023 at 11:48

I have proposed to discuss what the modalities and rights could be exercised in such a state. No one seems to want to discuss this. Could it do any of the following? First question is would it have a border with another Arab state? If not it would be completely surrounded by Israel and have limited foreign interaction. If connected to Gaza it would have access to the sea. If it had either a border with an Arab state or a seaport in Gaza, it could raise a Muslim army both from within as well as without the territory. Is it feasible (after the Treaty of Versailles) to prohibit a sovereign from having a military? Would it control its airspace? Would it really be a sovereign state without these right? If such disabilities were inshrined in a peace treaty who would enforce them? If the IDF had to, it would be accused of invading a sovereign state. Until there would be a major reformation in Islam to remove it's built-in anti-Judaism how could a Palestinian state ever be allowed?

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