Mudcat Café message #1192413 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #69858   Message #1192413
Posted By: CarolC
24-May-04 - 01:13 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Palestine, My Palestine
Subject: RE: Lyrics: Palestine, My Palestine
Ok. Just one more for tonight.

When the West Bank & Gaza Strip were controlled by Jordan & Egypt between 1948 and 1967, how come the Palestinians did not ask for their own independent state at that time ?

My guess would be that it was because the Jordanians and the Egyptians treated them like human beings. And they probably felt protected from Israel by the Jordanians and the Egyptians. At least they weren't being expelled from their land by the Jordanians and the Egyptians.