"Numbers are like people; torture them enough...and they'll tell you anything."
PERCENTAGE OF WHAT?
Some diplomatic circles claim that: "Israel is ready to give up 95% of the 'occupied territories'. Here is the actual historical reality:
* Area of today's West Bank & Gaza Strip as a percentage of the total area of Palestine (even after the separation from
Palestine during The British Mandate of 'TransJordan' ) - 22%
DEDUCT area of now known as "Metropolitan Jerusalem" [45% of 22%] - 9.9%
NET area of West Bank & Gaza Strip [excluding Jerusalem area] - 12.1%
DEDUCT Areas now known as "Natural Reserves" and "Areas of military nature") - 3.8%
Net area actually being talked about as a 'Palestinian State' - 8.3%
And even that to be totally surrounded by the Israeli army, laced with Jewish-only
settlements, 'by-pass roads', and 'checkpoints'.