God save Palestine
I agree Israel is WRONG
Even the Jews there are not the real jewish people. They are the Zionist Jews from Europe and the Zionist are the major cause of the desprtction and occupation of Palestine
For 2,000 years there was no such conflict.
The land of Palestine was inhabited by Palestinian Arabs. In 1850 these consisted of approximately 400,000 Muslims,75,000 Christians, and 25,000 Jews. For
centuries these groups had lived in harmony: 80 percent Muslim, 15 percent Christian, 5 percent Jewish.
But then in the late 1800s a group in Europe decided to colonize this land. Known as "Zionists," this group consisted of an extremist minority of the world Jewish population. They wanted to create a Jewish homeland, and at first considered locations in Africa and South America, before finally settling on Palestine for their colony.
At first this immigration created no problems. However, as more and more Zionists immigrated to Palestine — many with the express wish of taking over the land for an exclusively Jewish state — the indigenous population became increasingly alarmed. Eventually, there was fighting between the two groups, with escalating waves of violence.
Finally, in 1947 the United Nations decided to intervene. However, rather than adhering to the democratic principle espoused decades earlier by Woodrow Wilson of "self-determination of peoples," in which the people themselves create their own state and system of government, the UN chose to revert to the medieval strategy whereby an outside power arbitrarily divides up other people’s land.
Under considerable pressure from high-placed American Zionists, the UN decided to give away 55 percent of Palestine to a Jewish state — despite the fact that this group represented only about 30 percent of the total population, and owned under 7 percent of the land.
When the inevitable war broke out the outcome was never in doubt, according to U.S. intelligence reports from the time. The Zionist army consisted of over 90,000 European-trained soldiers and possessed modern weaponry, including up-to-date fighter and bomber airplanes. The Arab forces, very much a third-world army, consisted of approximately 30,000 ill-equipped, poorly trained men. The U.S. Army, British intelligence, and the CIA all agreed: it would be no contest.
By the end of the 1948 war the Jewish state — having now declared itself "Israel" — had conquered 78 percent of Palestine — far more than that proposed even by the very generous UN partition plan. And three-quarters of a million Palestinians had been made refugees. Over 400 towns and villages had been destroyed, and a new map was being drawn up, in which every city, river and hillock would receive a new, Hebrew name. All vestiges of the Palestinian culture were to be erased. In fact, for many decades Israel — and the US, following its lead — denied the very existence of this population. Golda Meir once said, in fact: "There is no such thing as a Palestinian."
Map of Palestinian, Egyptian, and Syrian lands occupied by Israel in 1967. The Palestinian West Bank and Gaza Strip, and the Syrian Golan Heights are all still under occupation. Click here for larger map.
In 1967, Israel conquered still more land. Following the Six Day War, in which Israeli forces launched a highly successful, Pearl Harbor-like surprise attack on Egypt, Israel occupied the additional 22 percent of Palestine that had eluded it in 1948 — the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. It also occupied parts of Egypt (which since were returned) and Syria (which remain under occupation).
There are, then, two issues at the very core of the continuing conflict and escalating violence in the Middle East:
First, there is the inevitably destabilizing effect of trying to maintain an ethnically preferential state, particularly when the exclusionist entity is of largely colonial origin. As we have seen, the original population of what is now Israel was 95 percent Muslim and Christian. And yet, Muslim and Christian refugees are not being allowed to return to their homes in the current "Jewish state." Israeli peace negotiators refuse to even discuss the possibility of applying this UN guaranteed right.
Second, Israel’s continued confiscation of Palestinian land in the West Bank and Gaza is being resisted by the Palestinian inhabitants. It is these occupied territories that, according to the Oslo peace accords of 1993, were going to become a Palestinian state. However, when Israel continued to take land in these areas and to move its citizens onto it, the Palestinian population rebelled. This uprising, called the "Intifada" (Arabic for "shaking off") began at the end of September 2000 and continues to this day.
1. 118 Israeli children have been killed by Palestinians and 926 Palestinian children have been killed by Israelis since September 29, 2000.
2.1,021 Israelis and at least 4,070 Palestinians have been killed since September 29, 2000.
3. 7,633 Israelis and 31,296 Palestinians have been injured since September 29, 2000
4. The U.S. gives $15,139,178 per day to the Israeli government and military and $232,290 per day to Palestinian NGO’s.
5. Israel has been targeted by at least 65 UN resolutions and the Palestinians have been targeted by none.
6. 1 Israeli is being held prisoner by Palestinians, while 9,599 Palestinians are currently imprisoned by Israel.
7. 0 Israeli homes have been demolished by Palestinians and 4,170 Palestinian homes have been demolished by Israel since September 29, 2000.
8. The Israeli unemployment rate is 9%, while the Palestinian unemployment is estimated at 40%.
9. 60+ new Jewish-only settlements have been built on confiscated Palestinian land between March 2001 and July 11, 2003. There have been 0 cases of Palestinians confiscating Israeli land and building settlements.
Israel torturing Palestinian child prisoners 4/13/2007
The Palestinians’ suffering at the hands of the Israelis is worse than in any other part of the world. Many of the Palestinian detainees are children, who are subjected to physical and psychological torture by Israeli interrogators and prison guards.
Almost 400 Palestinian children are being held in Israeli jails, the youngest of whom is just 14
this is so so sad.
the following are my pieces of work
Oh My Dear Palestine
you must never give up hope
you must continue to fight
until you are liberated
Although many nations may
rise against you
Allah Almighty is with you
giving you courage and strength
even when Arab Nations
have turned their back on you
closed their eyes and ears
and sit on their hands
doing nothing to defend you
Please know that Allah Almighty
is watching them too.
You are a strong people,
a committed people.
Nothing will stand in your way
you shall overcome this occupation
and be liberated and free
Oh my dear Palestine
how I love thee.
You will be free
You will be free
written by : chery abdallah 2003
America Do You Remember
Do you remember fighting for your land freedom, liberty
Doing whatever needed to be done
To have this great land called America
There is a country called Palestine who is also fighting for
Their land, their freedom and liberty
Where the children have lost
Their parents, their lives,
Hopes and dreams have all but vanished
Many are without a country
Just waiting to return
A country where the Olive trees used to stand tall
Now even they lean and weep for their land
Where families have been murdered
By those who take their land and freedom
How can you call these people "Terrorist?"
When they are only fighting
For what is theirs
We so blinded by others
We turn our heads sit on our hands doing nothing
Shame on you America
Where is your compassion & love for humanity
If you are truly a God fearing nation then intercede
And help bring peace to this beautiful country called Palestine
Oh America hear my plea
Hear my plea
written by: chery abdallah2003