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rating
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debates
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Topic

THBT Palestine Should be Considered a State

Status
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Waiting for the instigator's second argument.

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Category
Politics
Time for argument
Two weeks
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
One month
Point system
Four points
Rating mode
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Characters per argument
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Contender / Pro
1622
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Con: Palestine should NOT be considered a state
Pro: Palestine should be considered a state

Burden of proof is shared

State: "A state is a polity under a system of governance with a monopoly on force. There is no undisputed definition of a state.[1][2] A widely used definition from the German sociologist Max Weber is that a "state" is a polity that maintains a monopoly on the legitimate use of violence, although other definitions are not uncommon.[3][4] A state is not synonymous with a government as stateless governments like the Iroquois Confederacy exist.[5]" -- Wikipedia

We will debate over which term of State is acceptable, and whether Palestine fits that definition.

Round 1
Con
Forfeited
Pro
PRO has not defined Palestine, leaving the defining power to me. I will define Palestine using the official Britannica encyclopedi as my source:

 "Palestine, area of the eastern Mediterranean region, comprising parts of modern Israel and the Palestinian territories of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank . Both the geographic area designated by the name and the political status of it have changed over the course of some three millennia. The region (or at least a part of it) is also known as the Holy Land and is held sacred among Jews, Christians, and Muslims." [BRITANNICA]
Unfortunately for PRO, the resolution is a falsism no matter what definition of state one applies. Palestine is not a state, its simply a geographical area. Claiming that Palestine should be considdered a state is equally absurd as to claim that the middle east should be considdered a state, or that Europa should be considered a state. These types of claims amounts to categorical errors which don't hold any worth or intelectual value, and should be discarded as logical fallacies.


CONCLUSION
The resolution is a logical fallacy and thusly is not true. Palestine should not be considdered a state, as it simply isn't a state, its a politically divided geografical area.
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