- Dec 6, 2009
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Israel's permanent population was recently imported colonial settlers.Given that one of the "state as a person of international law should possess the following qualifications: (a) a permanent population; (b) a defined territory; (c) government; and (d) capacity to enter into relations with the other states."
Palestine's permanent population dates back for centuries.
Israel has never had a defined territory. It is always depicted by the 1949 armistice lines that were specifically not to be political or territorial boundaries.
Palestine's territory is defined by international borders.
The Israeli government was created against the wishes of the majority of the people and imposed on the people at the point of a gun.
Palestine has always had governance. Like Hanan Ashrawi said. "We govern ourselves."
Palestine signed a trade agreement with the US in 1932. Palestine's 1948 declaration of independence was recognized by five countries. Palestine joined the Arab League in 1974. Palestine signed the Oslo Accords with Israel.