The video below does a nice job of re-visiting the popular narrative about the West Bank being “occupied territory.” Among the points made are these:
- The 1967 borders were armistice borders recognized as having no political significance at the time. There were merely where the opposing camps were when the cease fire went into effect.
- The last Muslims to exercise sovereignty over the West Banks weren’t Arabs at all. They were Turks. Turkey ceded control of the West Bank to Britain after being defeated by the allied forces in WWI.
- The people now called the “Palestinians” were never a sovereign people. Prior to 1947 they were Jordanians. They immigrated into the area around this time in a move by Arabs to destroy the young state of Israel.
The video goes into more detail; check it out.[youtube:http://youtube.com/watch?v=XGYxLWUKwWo%5D