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Former PM Yitzhak Shamir’s Son: ‘Not Enough Space’ for Palestinian State

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Yair Shamir. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.orgIsraeli Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir, the son of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, said in an interview published Friday by Israel Hayom that there is “not enough space” for the establishment of a Palestinian state.

“There is not enough space here for two nations,” Shamir said. “If the space were larger, maybe we could find the right formula. But here, the territory between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea is not enough to allow them to establish a state.”

“Let’s say we gave [the Palestinians] a state,” he continued. “It means that they would always fight over the space so that they could establish a real state, with a route to the sea, with airspace. Do you know what? Even with room for a major hospital. Look at this area, and you tell me: Where is there room for another state?”

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