Why is Israel fighting in Palestine?

Is it because of terrorism? , terrorist attacks from Palestine in Israel have only killed around 10 people in the last decade...!

i don't like hatred but certainly not hatred towards Israel!

I'm not racist i just hate what the government and authorities of Israel are doing

7 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    Israel exists in Palestine through land theft from the Palestinian people and ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians from that land. Fighting is the only way Israel can continue to occupy the lands it illegally occupies. Peace moves were made, where the Palestinians effectively accepted to establish their state on only 20% of historical Palestine (land occupied by Israel in 1967, including the West Bank and Gaza Strip). However, instead of jumping at the opportunity, Israel instead intensified illegal settlements in the occupied lands to the point where it is no longer feasible to establish a Palestinian state there any more. I think the only prospect left for peace is to unify the Israel with the West Bank and Gaza Strip and make it as a one state where all Jews, Muslims and Christians can live as equal citizens, with no privilege to any based on religion. I am not holding my breath that this will ever happen, as the Zionists in Israel will not accept it. That is why I believe Israel is leading itself to its own destruction before 2050. Check my answer to this question on how I reached this conclusion.


  • 9 years ago

    The country of "Palestine" does not legally exist. The name "Palestine" has been used on and off for several thousands of years for areas that include current Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Jordan. The name Israel has been used continuously for over 3,000 years for parts of, and areas including all of the above current countries.

    During the Roman period "Palestinians" could be Jews, Romans born in Roman Palestine and believe in the Roman Gods or other Arabs who were born in Roman Palestine and were of any number of religions.

    During the Ottoman Empire there was no "Palestine".

    When the British annexed (granted jurisdiction by the "League of Nations") that area after WW-1 they called it British Palestine and the inhabitants were Jews, Arabs of both Christian and Muslim faith and Europeans (mostly British) born in British Palestine.

    Following WW-2 the UN divided British Palestine into two areas -- a small section for the Jews (both Palestinian Jews and other Jews that had migrated into British Palestine in the previous 50+ years) and a larger section for the Arabs (both Christian and Muslim). The Europeans powers had already divided up other areas into Lebanon, Jordan and Syria prior to the UN division.

    When the division occurred and Israel was born, the surrounding Arab nations declared war on Israel and told the Arabs to leave their homes while the war was being fought and that they could return and take the Jewish land immediately after they "were kicked into the sea". Many left while a few remained. The Jews kept telling the Arabs that they should remain. Unfortunately for the Arab nations, the Israelis won the war and added extra territory to their own allocated area and the Palestinian Arabs found themselves without a land. The surrounding Arab nations refused to absorb the Palestinians.

    What people call "Palestinians" are not people born in the former British Palestine, but Arabs born outside of the former Palestine and current Israel. They are people without a country.

    If the Arabs really wanted to seek peace, then they should stop fighting and attacking Israel. It is the fanatics that are keeping the dispute alive and brainwashing the youth with lies and miss-truths about history. Israel is willing to give back some of the territory it has taken for the Arab Muslims to settle in peace.

    Your statistics are well off. Arab attacks often kill more than 10 people in a single attack (car bombings, suicide bombings etc plus rocket attacks).

    Sixty-Seven years of attacks upon the Jews by the Arabs has left a lot of distrust by the Jews. You must remember that it was the Nazi Germans who financed the "Grand Mufti of Jerusalem" to stir up dissent amongst the Arabs in 1934 and that fighting has been taking place between the two ever since.

    Source(s): A former TV news cameraman and jouyrnalist with over 30 years in the industry in Australia and Southeast Asia. Currently a SE Asian historian.
  • 9 years ago

    They are fighting because Palestinian Arabs keep attacking them.

    The death toll is much higher than 10. But, the toll itself is not so relevant.

    When Arabs shoot hundreds or thousands or rockets at Israeli civilian cities, that's an act of war whether they kill many or few people.

    You don't get to go downtown NY and shoot at civilians and then complain, "but, I hardly hit anyone? What's the big deal?"

  • borhan
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    it is not terrorism .Palestinian who are fighting for their land are freedom fighters .Maybe Israel should move their housing to USA then see how Americans react to that

    Palestinian are the Jews who lived there long time ago .today's Jews are not the descendant of the middle east Jews

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  • 9 years ago

    The Israelis once rules all of Israel and Palestine, but then they were forced out. After the Holocust they were pitied and given their land back. The Palestinies were living there so both are fighting over the land and there has been growing tension ever since.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    i think it's complex. i dont really sympathize much with either side. the Israelis think just because they were victims of the Holocaust 70 years ago they have the right to victimize others, and the Palestinians aren't doing their part in resolving the whole thing peacefully either. Shame on both of them!

  • 9 years ago

    Because their leaders were told to do so.

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