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    Whose home it is

    Often the water issue here is reported as part of the broader tension between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
    A French parliamentary report, for example, recently concluded that the 450,000 Israeli settlers who live on the West Bank of the River Jordan, in defiance of international opinion, use more water than the 2.3 million Palestinians whose home it is.


    The fairness - or lack of fairness - with which resources are shared is important, of course.


    I want to know about the words 'whose home it is'.
    I can't understand it.

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    Re: Whose home it is

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    It might be the Palestinians' homeland, or just their land / birthplace (whose = this land belongs to them).
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    Re: Whose home it is

    Quote Originally Posted by Tina3 View Post
    Often the water issue here is reported as part of the broader tension between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
    A French parliamentary report, for example, recently concluded that the 450,000 Israeli settlers who live on the West Bank of the River Jordan, in defiance of international opinion, use more water than the 2.3 million Palestinians whose home it is.


    The fairness - or lack of fairness - with which resources are shared is important, of course.


    I want to know about the words 'whose home it is'.
    I can't understand it.
    In the hope that this in no way becomes any kind of political debate: It means that "2.3 million Palestinians consider the West Bank to be home, but the 450,000 Israeli "settlers" use more water than the Palestinians".

    The stated fact that 450,000 Israelis live there "in defiance of international opinion" is the reason that the piece refers to the West Bank as the Palestinians' "home" but not as the Israelis' "home".

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    Re: Whose home it is

    There are 450,000 Israeli settlers live on the West Bank of the Jordan River.


    There are 2.3 million Palestinians too live on the West Bank of the Jordan River.

    Those Israelis use more water than Palestinians. The territory is home/homeland for those Palestinians .


    I want to know if I understand the meaning correctly.

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