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Why hope of a two state solution is dying

Donald Macintyre, reporting from the West Bank, explains how the old dream of two states is slipping beyond reach

A member of the Palestinian security forces stands guard during a visit by Palestinian prime minister in the village of Susya, south-east of Hebron. Photo: Getty

Sitting with Nasser Nawaja and his father Mohammed on the floor of his flimsy wood-framed shack at Susiya, in the rocky, windswept South Hebron hills, you sense how the history of the last 70 years is bound up in their journey here—short though it was by the standards of many Palestinian families. In 1948, Mohammed, then aged two, was carried on his father’s…

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