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West Bank
West Bank Jews have rights, too
West Bank Jews have rights, too

Adil Shamoo, in his commentary titled "Netanyahu wants war" (March 4), bemoans the fact that 600,000 Israelis reside in the West Bank. He fails to mention, however, that according to Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics, the Arab population of Israel in 2013 was estimated at 1,658,000, representing 20.7 percent of the country's population. It seems to me perfectly reasonable that if Arabs are invited to live in Israel, Jews should be permitted to live in the West Bank or wherever else they choose to live. Jack Kinstlinger, Towson