So just who is a Palestinian? Yisrael Medad is wondering if there aren’t a few more Palestinians out there than perhaps the Arabs are counting on when it comes to registering for elections.
Here are the rules, see if you can enter the sweep stakes.
It is defined so –
Every Palestinian is entitled to register as a voter for PNC elections in the civic registration drive, if:
He/she is not already registered in the voter register of the PNA in the 1967 occupied Palestinian territory; and, He/she will be 18 years old at the time of the elections.
In line with relevant PLO and PNA laws, a person shall be considered Palestinian, if:
1. S/he was born within the borders of Palestine as defined during the British Mandate era, or was entitled to acquire the Palestinian nationality under the applicable laws at that time;
2. S/he was born in the 1967 occupied Palestinian territory;
3. One of his/her ancestors falls under the application of paragraph (a) or (b) above, irrespective of where s/he was born;
4. S/he is a spouse of a Palestinian.
I’m a Palestinian on the basis of:
- Rule 3. I’m Cohenim so I can trace ancestry way back… one them lot must have been born in the “old country”!
- Rule 4. My wife was born in the borders of “Palestine” (1), as was her mother, her father, her maternal grand mother and her maternal great grand mother: born in Hebron I believe so rule 2. and who I met briefly and who told me it was slightly better under the British than the Turks.
And of course, I wouldn’t be Brian of London if I hadn’t found a gratuitous way to sneak in a Monty Python clip!