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  •  OK, I will try to answer (2+ / 0-)
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    my understanding of these questions, unless are rhetorical, after to correct or update your diary to correct the mis statement of Israel leaving the settler infrastructure intact after withdrawl.  And if you provide credible links that support your claims and characterizations.  Truthy ones, preferably.

    Here's one answer to #3.   The US State Department funded a study of the new textbooks used by Hamas, conducted by two scholars of education using rigorous subjective methods.  Reported by Isabel Kershner in the NY Times if February.

    Academic Study Weakens Israeli Claim That Palestinian School Texts Teach Hate

    JERUSALEM — An academic study of the contents of Israeli and Palestinian Authority textbooks, to be published Monday, finds that each side generally presents the other as the enemy, but it undermines recent assertions by the Israeli government that Palestinian children are educated “to hate.”
    It found that extreme examples of dehumanization and demonization were “very rare” on both sides. The few examples given included one from an ultra-Orthodox textbook describing an Israeli settlement established on the ruins of an Arab village that “had always been a nest of murderers.” A Palestinian language textbook included a reference to “the slaughterhouse,” explaining it as the nickname prisoners had given to an interrogation center “due to the brutality of the interrogators.”
    NYTIMES Academic Study Weakens Israeli Claim That Palestinian School Texts Teach Hate

    Yes, the texbooks on both sides do not treat each other with love and respect, but it would be surprising in a conflict zone, wouldn't it?

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