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Trump wonít swallow Erekatís PLO-Palestine poison pill

By David Singer - posted Tuesday, 10 October 2017


Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary-General Saeb Erekat has managed to grab international headlines to promote yet another PLO canard regarding the 100 years old Jewish-Arab conflict.

Unabashedly and unashamedly Erekat has declared:

Israel is internationally recognised as the occupying power over 100 percent of Palestine, including in and around occupied East Jerusalem.

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Yet according to Article 2 of the PLO Charter - Jordan is the occupying power over 78% of Palestine.

Palestine, with the boundaries it had during the British Mandate, is an indivisible territorial unit.

The British Mandate for Palestine between 1920 and 1946 encompassed what is today called:

1. Israel (17%),

2. Jordan (78%),

3. Judea and Samaria (West Bank) (4%) and

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4. Gaza (1%).

The Hashemite dynasty has been the occupying power in Jordan since 25 May 1946 (having rebuffed the PLO's attempt to overthrow it in 1970).

Hamas has occupied Gaza since 2007.

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David Singer is an Australian Lawyer, a Foundation Member of the International Analyst Network and Convenor of Jordan is Palestine International - an organisation calling for sovereignty of the West Bank and Gaza to be allocated between Israel and Jordan as the two successor States to the Mandate for Palestine. Previous articles written by him can be found at www.jordanispalestine.blogspot.com.

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