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Why didn't the Arab countries of Jordan and Egypt give the Palestinians a state when they occupied the West Bank and Gaza?
The Arabs had control of Gaza, The West Bank, and East Jerusalem which according to the world is Palestinian territory. Yet when the Arabs had control of these lands there were no calls by the world for a complete Arab withdrawal from these lands Then when Israel took control of the land then all of a sudden the world when crazy.
- Anonymous4 years agoFavorite Answer
Because Palestinians didn't come into the equation until Muslims had attacked Israel 3 times. Then, rather than the battle being between a billion Muslims and 10 millions Jews the battle became 10 million Jews against 3 million "Palestinians". Palestinians were only allowed to speak for themselves after 1973. Nobody cared about Palestinians, the other Muslim countries were only interested in the land that they could grab for themselves. The Palestinians have been used for decades as an excuse for Muslim aggression against Israel. The sad fact is that many Muslims dislike Palestinians because they are aware of the truth regarding the land at issue. Namely, that much of the land in question was sold by Palestinians at a huge profit.
- Alderman KenoLv 74 years ago
The Palestinians already have a state. It is called Palestine, and its capital is Jerusalem. It is occupied illegally by a rogue regime.
- Anonymous4 years ago
Better question- why didn't the British. They held the Mandate for Palestine, courtesy of the League of Nations. The United Nations recommended a two-state plan, one Jewish and one Arab. The Brits pulled out and let them fight to the death. In time, maybe Jordan and Egypt would have created a Palestinian homeland. Maybe not. Most likely, they would have kept the territory and have Palestinian Arabs become Jordanian or Egyptian, I think. Maybe not. These are guesses. I don't know enough about the details.