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  Sivan 24, 5767 , 10/06/07

PA Arabs Consider Merge With Jordan

According to political analysts, an increasing number of officials and civilians in Jordan and the Palestinian Authority are discussing the possibility of merging PA-controlled territories with Jordan. The subject has been mentioned recently on a number of Jordanian and PA-controlled media programs, and a recent poll by Near East Counseling in Ramallah showed that 30 percent of PA Arabs support the idea.

Jordan lost control of Judea and Samaria in 1967 after attacking Israel in the Six Day War, and King Hussein officially gave up on reclaiming the area in 1987. However his son, King Abdullah II, has increasingly been involved in efforts to take the areas from Israel.
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