The date that Palestine declared war on Israel?

Hi I need the actual date that Palestine declared war on Israel. I know that it is in May in 1948 but I need to know what day in May that it started. Whoever answers first gets the best answer! so plsss help me! :)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Palestine did not declare war on Israel, as the Israeli state is located over parts of historical Palestine. A better worded question would be "when did the Zionists declare war on native Palestinians?". The answer to that question is December 1947. At that time there was no Israel. There was only Palestine then. As a result of this war, which lasted through July 1948, the Zionists carved 80% of Palestine and formed Israel in it after ethnically cleansing 80% of the native Palestinians from that land.

    The following brief and factual history of the conflict should shed more light on the issue:

    The seed of this conflict was planted in 1882 when the Zionist movement started with a group of secular (non-religious) European Jews to establish a homeland for the Jews in Palestine. Up to the 1920's, Jews lived in peace with Muslims and Christians in Palestine for about 1300 years (except when the European Crusaders killed all the Jews and Muslims in Jerusalem 900 years ago). Most of the Jews who lived in Palestine till then were Arabs.

    When Britain occupied Palestine during World War 1, it gave a declaration (Balfour Declaration 1917) to the Zionist Federation that Britain will facilitate establishing a national home for the Jews in Palestine. There was one big problem however: the land already was populated by native Arabs (Mostly Muslim, but with significant Christian 7% and Jewish minorities 9%).

    Britain opened the door to Jewish immigration from Europe, which increased in the 1930's and 1940's because of Nazism and the Holocaust. In 1948 the Jews made up 33% of the population of Palestine, but owned only 7% of the land. The UN voted (Res. 181) to split Palestine 55% for the Jews and 45% for the Palestinians to establish a Jewish and Arab States in Palestine, and to make Jerusalem an international area. War broke out between the Arabs and Jews in 1948 and the Jews occupied 80% of Palestine and established Israel on it. In the process Israel ethnically cleansed (forcibly removed) 80% of the Palestinians from the land they occupied and destroyed and depopulated more than 400 Palestinian villages, massacred thousands of Palestinians and made 0.75 million Palestinians refugees.

    The UN voted in 1948 (Security Council Resolutions 93 and General Assembly Res. 194) to tell Israel to allow the Palestinian refugees to return to their homes, but until today Israel never complied. In 1967 Israel militarily occupied the remainder of Palestine (The West Bank and the Gaza Strip). The Security Council again voted in 1967 and 1973 that Israel return to the 1967 borders and allow the refugees to return, but Israel never complied (Security Council Res. 237, 242, 338).

    This gives you a brief history of the roots of the problem. The Palestinians now negotiate to get only the lands occupied in 1967 back to establish their own state on it, and for Israel to allow the deposed people in 1948 and 1967 to return to their original homes.

    Israel is only accepting to return only parts of the lands occupied in 1967. The land they accept to return has no borders with the outside world (making it an effective jail guarded by the Israelis). They also refuse to allow the refugees to return. They also have built many illegal settlements in the West Bank and planted nearly 500,000 Israeli extremists in them. Israel has taken control of nearly 5/6 of the water resources in the West Bank, and has built an apartheid wall that dwarfs the Berlin wall around and through Palestinian cities and villages in the West Bank (

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    ). They also refuse to return East Jerusalem, which is part of the West Bank, to the Palestinians.

    Again this is a very brief background. It in no way describes the daily suffering, abuse, humiliation, terror and deprivation of basic human rights the Israelis inflict on the Palestinians.

    You can get more information from Wikipedia in the link below:

    If you prefer documentaries, the following two documentaries are the best you can find on the subject:

    1) Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land (79 minutes)

    2) Occupation 101 (88 minutes)

    This video from CBS 60 Minutes program (Jan 2009) is also a good one (13 minutes)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There is no country of Palestine, nor was there ever a Palestine as an independant homeland of the Palestinians. The area of Palestine was at various times ruled by Egypt, and the Ottoman Empire. In the early 20th Century after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the area that contains Palestine fell under the British Mandate of Palestine.

    The so called Palestinian people were offered the creation of their own country, but instead chose to align themselves with the neighbouring moslem/arab countries determined to "push the Jews into the sea". These actions begal almost simultaneously with the creation of Israel on 14 May 1948. The very next day, in fact. The war was not declared by the Palestinians, but Egypt, Jordan and Syria.

  • 4 years ago

    first of all. Palestine grow to be in no way a usa. Israel could desire to in no way scouse borrow it. The Palestinian Mandate grow to affix the ruins of the Turkish Empire which collapsed. the european powers had 2 options,leave the Jews in Europe for persecution, or provide them a house. The Jews have been given 20% of Palestine whilst the Arabs have been given 80%. The Arabs needed all or not something, so they chosen not something. Israel grow to be invaded the day it grew to become a usa, and drove out the invaders. They then took the land the Arabs didn't wish. this is not the Palestinians land- it in no way grow to be. there grow to be in no way a Palestinian state that ever existed. ok, your info are very incorrect. 3 hundred human beings have been killed interior the bombings, 240 of them being Hamas members. 1600 human beings have been injured, and 25% of that have been women persons and childrens. Get your info as we communicate.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Palestine, as a non-nation, cannot declare war in any official capacity. Thought most would view suicide bombings and constant rocket fire as war. The nations that DID attack Israel in 1948 were most of the other Arab nations in the region. Read all about it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    One the day that Israel started stealing Palestinian land and homes which was 29th November 1947.

    However there was a war between Israel and some Arab states but neither side declared war . See link

  • 1 decade ago

    The war began before the British even turned over the country to the jews

    Jewish death squads started purging the country of not just Palestinians, but other arabs, bedowins and others

    Israel is the bad guy

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