More pro-Palestinian rubbish rebutted. My letter to Sunday Star-Times.

Your correspondent Terri Brown (letters 7 April) states: 'Since 1948 the Palestinians have lived under military occupation (by Israel)'. Not so. Between 1948 and 1967, Gaza and the contiguous territory of Sinai, was under the military governorship (occupation) of Egypt. Similarly for the same period, Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) was occupied by Jordan. That situation would have remained in existence had not Egypt, Jordan and other Arab states decided in 1967, to attack Israel with the intent of removing it from the map. That didn't go according to plan. Israel occupied Gaza/Sinai behind a UN enforced ceasefire line until ceding Sinai back to Egypt in a land for peace deal. Israel unilaterally exited Gaza in 2005, only to find the Palestinians preferred to use it as a rocket base, which continued until October 7th last year.