Sunday 11 December 2016

It's apartheid but by another name

Published 07/02/2011 | 05:00

Where does Desmond Fitzgerald get his facts (Letters, February 5)? In 1947 the UN General Assembly recommended that Palestine be 'provisionally partitioned' into a part-Arab, part-Jewish state.

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The Arabs rightly objected to their land being taken from them. At that stage the Palestinians still had a two-to-one majority, but while Jews owned 7pc of Palestine they were given 55pc of the land. How fair is that?

And so it has continued to this day -- the gradual annexing of land.

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