Originally Posted by dr325i
OK, lets be realistic now... Why is Israel "returning" the areas to Palestinians. Word "return" implies previously taken. Remember, there used to be this land called Palestine, that was erased in 1948. I am not an Arab nor a Jew, but I also heard of tough lives and tough times that those Palestinians fought for years...
When was there a land called Palestine? There was the British Mandate for Palestine that existed from 1922 until 1948. The sovereign nations of Jordan and Israel exist there now. Prior to that, the area was ruled by the Ottoman Empire for over 600 years. There has NEVER been a sovereign nation in the area called Palestine.
Anyone who speaks of "returning" the areas to Palestinians is mis-speaking.