Comment: Actually, the reverse happened.

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Actually, the reverse happened.

In the 1820s and 30s, Americans started setting up settlements in Mexico until they became too powerful for the Mexican government to control, when that happened, those settlements formed their own country and soon joined with the U.S. When a border dispute broke out with Mexico, the U.S. invaded Mexico and when they surrendered, forced them to sell the entire northwest of their country to the United States. The U.S. then occupied that former Mexican territory. Palestinians fighting for autonomy in Gaza would be like Mexicans, with the help of Mexico fighting for autonomy and their own country in Arizona, New Mexico, and California. Likewise, Israel is responding no different than we would in that situation. Israel gained Gaza through war - just like the U.S. gained the southwestern US - through war. That means Gaza belongs to Israel and just like we can do with AZ what we want, Israel can do with Gaza what it wants.