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    does not permit the annexation of land taken in war, although many people suggest that the principle of defensive war allows for an exception (I agree).

    But like everything else I/P the West Bank defies an easy explanation. This land was neither seized or stolen from the Palestinians, rather it was taken from Jordan - whose own claim to it was disputed by the international community. Consequently when Jordan ceded the land to the Palestinians, that action was on shaky ground. They neither possessed it nor had a recognized claim to it.

    So at what point did the Palestinians claim to the West Bank become undisputed? And when did the Palestinians become the party to which the land should be "returned"?

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