Prior to 1948, Palestine was a 10,000-square-mile area of land bordered by the Jordan River, Egypt, the Mediterranean Sea, Syria, and Lebanon. The country has always been home to both Jews and Arabs. Since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, ownership of the territory has been claimed by both the Jews and the native Arabs. The Jews claim that Palestine is actually the site of the ancient land of Israel, which was, according to the Hebrew Bible, promised to the Jews by God. Palestinian Arabs, on the other hand, claim that their sustained and continuous majority status as residents of the region grants them the right to control it. Since Jews and Christians share their common belief in the Hebrew Bible as a sacred text, both groups cite biblical prophecy supporting Jewish control of Palestine.
In the time when the ''modern'' people accuse Muslims because they ''don't fit'' to 21st century, there are the nation who claims ownership upon territory according to sacred text. Unbelievable. But the things are even worse. Their country acts totally disrespectful, aggressive and intolerantly toward Arabs or Palestinians or Muslims.
Chased the Palestinians out with the help of the british, said "You have no home get out!" and that was that.
Then, the Palestinians fought back the only way they could. Yes, the ONLY way, like Mandela or Gandhi. Violently.
They are terrorists. So what? They were driven to that by unfairness and sick things like HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS ADVOCATING A MUSLIM HOLOCAUST against the palestinians. Here's looking at you, Elie Wiesel.
It is no coincidence that the greatest number of people who support Israel reside in the United States and Canada. After all, the governments of those two nations are Israel’s most ardent backers and the mainstream media in North America has consistently distorted the reality of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In stark contrast, most of the rest of the world’s population openly sympathizes with the plight of the Palestinians. While the history of Israeli-Palestinian conflict is complex, this article seeks to use numbers to present the historical reality in an accessible manner and to highlight the distortions and inaccuracies prevalent in the rhetoric from Washington and Ottawa as well as the propaganda promulgated by the mainstream media.
What the historical reality makes evident is the hugely disproportionate number of Palestinians who have been killed or forcibly displaced in comparison to Israelis as well as the enormous loss of land they have experienced. It is the distortion and/or omission of this reality that allows Israelis to be portrayed as the victims by politicians and the media in North America. Not surprisingly, these distortions have dominated the coverage of the current Israeli invasion of Gaza. Therefore, the following numbers are drawn from UN sources and the Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem in order to place the conflict in context:
94% — Percentage of Palestine inhabited by Palestinians in 1946.
15% — Percentage of Palestine inhabited by Palestinians today.
5 million — Number of Palestinians currently living in foreign refugee camps.
8,701 — Number of Palestinians killed by Israelis since 2000.
1,138 — Number of Israelis killed by Palestinians since 2000.
8:1 — Ratio of Palestinian-Israeli deaths since 2000.
1,772 — Number of Palestinian children killed by Israelis since 2000.
93 — Number of Israeli children killed by Palestinians since 2000.
19:1 — Ratio of Palestinian-Israeli child deaths since 2000.
$3 billion — Average annual US aid to Israel over the past 20 years.
25% — Percentage of the entire annual US foreign aid budget that goes to Israel.
Well armed Jewish soldier shoots unarmed, unconscious Palestinian in the head and receives an 18 month sentence. The Jewish people see him as a hero. A Palestinian who attempts a knife attack is executed, and his extended families home is torn down. Family members are arrested and interrogated, and possibly jailed. If the family is located in Israel, the family may find themselves exiled to the West Bank or Gaza, as their citizenship is revoked. This is just a possible attempt....Was their a knife?
I will tell you the story from the beginning..During the 19th century..The jews who lived in Europe were persecuted usually by the empire of Russia and other Eurpean governments due to what they were doing..Zionism -which its target was to collect all the jews in one country to save them and to help them to make a whole jew society away from the persecution-was arised in the same time when other arabian countries have been governed by Britian..
In this time in Palestine all Jews and Christians and Muslims lived in the same place and in the same countries there was no specific differences between them but the religion and all of them truly respected each others religions..
Zionists decided that Palestine is the country depending on religious beliefs..They stimulated the immigration to Palestine.They helped the jews to buy houses and lands there and they started to make small colonies
In 1917, in WW1, the British army occupied Palestine area, and in 1922 the British Mandate over Palestine was established by a resolution of the League of Nations at the San Remo Conference in 1920. She noted the speed of implementation of the Mandate to the "Balfour Declaration", which the British government published in the November 2, 1917, which said: "His Majesty's Government (the British) will give sympathetic consideration to the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine, and will use their best endeavors to facilitate the achievement of this object... "
The palestinians held their 1st national conference in 1919, rejecting the promise of those who does not have a worthy and the fact that Palestine is an integral part of the Arab world and how do they give a promise to the zionists to give them palestine as their country while palestine is for palestinians...
All i want to say that Palestine is an arab country and the jews went to govern palestine and to make it their own country without even asking them ..And all what palestinians want since 1948 is to get their country back..I don't know the others who said NO nationalities are..
But what i know is that if these events happened to their countries they will totally disagree this and make what palestinians are doing right now and even more..
They took from the palestinians their country and assigned it to them..Despite that jews actually lived with palestinians as palestinians in palestine together happily..
If you think that what palestinians are doing is terrorism and should by stopped by this aggressive way of Israel then put yourself in their places and try to imagine your mother or your dad or daughter or son or anybody you know being killed badly in front of your eyes and you can do nothing to them you just can stand and pray for them and for palestine..
So Israel don't have the right to do this with palestinians..And what it is doing is simply against humanity and unfair towards the palestinians..
Plastine used to be an Arabic country Muslims and Jews used to live there together then it was under control of German and its allies in the 2nd world war and when they were defeated by UK and it allies there was a law that the countries which was under control of German and it allies put under control of the Victorious countries so in that way Palestin was under control of UK ... And under the Balfour Declaration UK started to prepare Palestin to be a country for Jews they allowed jews from all over the world to immigrate to Palestin .. And so on . Then The League of Nations accepted that and started to split Palestine i three pieces , then the Jews started to do The most heinous crimes and massacres against the Palestinian people . Then UK refused to vote and withdrew its troops from Palestine and it was declared Isreal on the Palestinian Arabic country without even taking the opinion of its people..They don't respect them just killing them and drink their blood and we just watching and saying ''politics is unfair'' i don't think a human should accept that...
Following WW1, several wealthy European Jews decided to come together and create a jewish state. These wealthy individuals were called the Zionists. These Zionists decided that that the Holy land, which once housed the ancient Kingdom of Israel, would be as good a place as any. So these wealthy individuals began purchasing land from the natives living their and evicting any residents on their newly owned property. This continued throughout the next few decades, of purchasing land, evicting its residents, and settling the land.
After WW2 ended and the British decided to let go of their old colony, a brief, preliminary plan was put in place to split the land between the Zionist land owners and the new Palestinian people. But their were disputes between the Zionists and the Palestinians. The Palestinians had a larger population and their fore demanded more land than what the plan agreed upon. The Zionists claimed that this land was owned by the, they purchased them fairly, and the deeds were their property. Eventually the Zionists got tired of the negotiations and decided to take all the land they had claim to and form a new country, the nation of Israel.
Almost immediately afterwards, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and several other Islamic nations invaded the new country. Had they won the story would have ended their. But they didn't win. The Israeli were able to hold back the offensive and later launch a counter attack, capturing nearly twice as much land as when the war began. This cycle repeated itself several times, Israel is invaded, Israel counter attacks, Israel gains more land. Eventually, through negotiations, Israel promised to give Egypt, Jordan, and Syria back the land that Israel had conquered in exchange for recognition of their right to exist. These three nations eventually agreed. But Jordan didn't want the territory they invaded at the start of all this conflict. The same was said for Egypt. So these areas, land that Israel didn't want at first but couldn't give away, were called the West Bank and Gaza strip.
These areas of Palestine didn't want to be under Israeli rule, and thus fought for their freedom from Israeli occupation. Eventually Israel and Palestine made a deal. If Palestine recognized Israel and stopped fighting, then Israel would allow them self rule over their territory and withdraw its troops. The Palestinians agreed and the Palestinian Authority assumed its command as the defacto government. The PA and Israel would continue to negotiate on Palestine's full freedom.
But then something happened. The Palestinians in the Gaza Strip elected Hamas as their ruling party. Hamas immediately condemned the nation of Israel and began once again fighting to, not just gain freedom, but destroy all of Israel and drive them into the sea. The PA broke off relationships with the Strip and continue to negotiate with Israel on their nationhood. Israel recognized the split and only accused Hamas of breaking the agreement.
Hamas broke the agreement and attacked first. They are the aggressors.
Prior to 1948, the land you term "Palestine," was a geographical area, not a nation. Moving past claims, it is evident you neglected that as a matter of International Law, this land is home of the Jewish nation along with three other mandates establishing Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq following the dissolution of the Ottoman Turkish Empire. The land was largely desolate and empty. According to Jordanian Sheikh Ahmad Adwan, "The Holy Land” and bequeathed it to the Children of Israel until the Day of Judgment. There is no such thing as ‘Palestine’ in the Koran. Your demand for the Land of Israel is a falsehood and it constitutes an attack on the Koran, on the Jews and their land. Therefore you won’t succeed, and Allah will fail you and humiliate you, because Allah is the one who will protect them (i.E. The Jews)." He added, "The Palestinians are the killers of children, the elderly and women. They attack the Jews and then they use those (children, the elderly and women) as human shields and hide behind them, without mercy for their children as if they weren’t their own children, in order to tell the public opinion that the Jews intended to kill them. This is exactly what I saw with my own two eyes in the 70’s, when they attacked the Jordanian army, which sheltered and protected them. Instead of thanking it (the Jordanian army), they brought their children forward to (face) the Jordanian army, in order to make the world believe that the army kills their children. This is their habit and custom, their viciousness, their having hearts of stones towards their children, and their lying to public opinion, in order to get its support."
To answer the latter, we can demonstrate Muslims proudly expressing their desire to live according to the standards of a 7th century warlord but more spectacular is the outrageous hypocrisy, which ignores explicit and public calls to murder and genocide the Jews (referred to as form of worship of allah) but Israel is accused of existing according to a "sacred text."
Palestinians are a mainly Muslim group in a mainly Muslim place. Knowing this we can infer they would be religiously accepted in most other places in the Middle East. Israel is mainly Jewish and cannot event travel to other countries in the Middle East like the United Arab Emirates. Palestinians are fighting for a small piece of sand in a missive desert they can have any of the sand. Israel cannot have this sand because Of religious intolerance.