Monday, June 18, 2007

Comparing the Palestinians of the West Bank and the Gaza Stripf

From The New York Times: By CRAIG S. SMITH and GREG MYRE
Palestinians of the West Bank (about 2.5 million): From Israel's founding in 1948 until the 1967 war, the region was administered by Jordan and the Palestinians there tended to identify with the more secular societies of Jordan, Syria or Lebanon, where many went to study. With greater freedom of movement, a healthier economy, and better educational opportunities than in Gaza, the Palestinians on the West Bank generally feel superior to their Gazan cousins....

Follow link above for some additional helpful background on the diverse situations of Palestinians in and out of historic Palestine.

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