Israel Position Paper
Since 1948 Israel-Palestine issue has been a problem for the international community. Israel was founded after the end of world war two. Ever since there have been problems for several reasons. When Israel was founded the Arab countries did not accept the sovereignty of the new country. Also the Palestinians were in disagree, because although there were over British control that was their land. That is why they should have their own sovereign state ruled by Palestinians. By creating a Palestinian state several of the Middle East issues could be solved. One of the major problems between these two sides is the West Bank and Gaza Strip occupation. Israel has taken this territory as theirs since the 6-day war. From that time on Israel has build and grow its population about 220,000 (In a Nutshell: Israeli Palestinian Conflict P. 2). This has been mostly in the West Bank. As a result Palestinians insist withdrawal from the territory. In the Camp David Accord Israel agreed on giving full Palestinian control over the Gaza Strip and most of the West Bank. These would certain conditions such as: The state would not have an army with heavy weapons and Israel would lease areas in the Jordan Valley or maintain temporary sovereignty over them for up to 25 years. Palestinians rejected this treaty. Another huge problem is the concern about the Palestinian refugees. The problem about the refugee comes from the Israeli War of Independence in 1948. Israel won this war so about 756,000 Palestinians fled or were exiled from their homes. And again in 1967 there were a lot of refugee. Nowadays there are about 4 million Palestinian refugees (The Palestine Refugee Problem p. 3). Most of them live in really bad conditions with no hygiene, scarce food and basic supplies. They live in crowded refugee camps in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, the West Bank and Gaza. Palestinians want these refugees to return to their homeland. The problem is that now these...
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