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Nakba in Palestine

Jewish history dates back almost 4,000 years. It is a long history, and researching its background takes time. Arabs over 100 years ago were opposed to any Jewish settlers. I'm English and we’ve been accepting migrants for years, and that includes Palestinians.


However, it wasn’t a country back then. Palestine was a piece of land which covered Jerusalem. Palestine, area of the eastern Mediterranean region, comprising parts of modern Israel and the Palestinian territories of the Gaza Strip (along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea) and the West Bank (west of the Jordan River).


The Middle Bronze Age (c. 2000–c. 1550 BC) provides the background for the beginning of the story of the Hebrew Bible. The archaeological evidence for the period shows new types of pottery, weapons, and burial practices by the Jews in the region.


During the Crusades, Christian armies from Western Europe fought both Muslims and local Christian factions for control of their religions' holy sites. Between 1517 and 1917, the Ottoman Empire whose official religion was Islam ruled the region. When World War I ended in 1918, the French got the mandate to rule Palestine for a couple of years, and then the British took control.

 

After 400 years of Ottoman rule (Turkey), the British forces under General Edmund Allenby defeated the Ottoman forces in 1917 in the Sinai and Palestine Campaign and occupying Palestine and Syria. The land was administered by the British for the remainder of the war. They came up with the Balfour declaration for displaced Jews from Europe to settle in the region.

Before 1948, Palestine was home to a diverse population of Arabs, Jews, and Christians, as all groups had religious ties to the area, especially the city of Jerusalem. Meanwhile more Jewish settlers were arriving!


Arabs created many riots 1920s and uprising against Jewish settlers when there were not so many Arabs, Christians, and Jews in Palestine. There was a total population of about 700 thousand which consisted of mainly Arabs, approximately three times as many as there were Jews and Christians.


Many Palestinian Arabs joined the German Nazi SS party (look it up) in the 1930s. Analyze the hate shown towards the Jews, especially by nasty Palestinian Arabs and some Arab countries in the Middle East. Palestinian Arabs hated Jews. Not sure why, but it probably comes down to resentment for their ability to prosper and success as a race.


There was a massacre in Hebron in 1929 by Arabs who entered a small Jewish residential area in the middle of the night and cold bloodedly stabbed Jews while they were asleep. By now you might begin to get the picture. Yes, Jews eventually fought back for their lives until they became stronger and dealt with the rebellious Arabs. If you can't beat them, then join them.


So, the Nakba of 1948 occurred from English restlessness, as they were tired because Arabs who they tried to give control to, declined to deal. They left and let the Jews and Arabs fight it out. Some Arabs stayed while others who wanted to fight got beaten. It is exactly what is happening in Gaza. October 7th??? Who started it???? Who still have innocent hostages????


Jews want to live in peace, but they can't because like many Palestinians and Arabs, and sympathizers claim (most haven't made the effort to study the region) and chant, "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free. This means to kill all Jews. Come on, are these people Nazis or what????


Oh, and please don’t tell me Israel has taken their land. The land was controlled by the Ottoman regime for 400 years and then the British from 1917 until they couldn’t take anymore and left. I’m not going to clarify every source to my report because it has taken me hours and hours to compile it over many months of research.


According to my online research there are appraisals saying that diverse IDF massacres against Arabs occurred in 1948. However, they also point out that Arabs massacred many Jews in the leading up to the Nakba catastrophe.


The Israeli military must have been tremendously frustrated from Arab resentment from 1920 on, so when you think about almost 30 years of putting up with Arab resentment shown by their riots, massacres, and ambushes. No wonder Jews were pushed to the brink.


Since the Ottoman's leaving, many deals have been brokered by other countries, but Palestinians have never agreed to divide the country in a two-state solution. They always seem to have a problem because at the end of the day they continue with their Nazi desires to annihilate Jews.


Without trying to be the righteous one, I feel for the original Arabs in the region. However, they displayed their disagreement and never lowered their guard to accept Jewish settlers. If the truth be told then it has cost them their dignity because Jews are inventors and developers; providing the infrastructure to benefit local Arabs.


Some have learned to fit in and abide by peace and prosper with advantages in agriculture and vast fertile land to grow fruits and vegetables. However, when Palestinians talk about free Palestine from the river to the sea, they are talking about the Jordan river until the sea meaning they want to completely rid themselves of Jews and Christians in Israel.


I think it prudent to remember what happened in Lebanon when fighting between Lebanese Christian militias and Palestinian insurgents (mainly from the Palestine Liberation Organization) began in 1975 and triggered the establishment of an alliance between the Palestinians and Lebanese Muslims, pan-Arabists, and leftists.


Many supporters from around the world, talk about Gazan genocide and apartheid, but it is the Palestinians who want apartheid because they have never wanted to integrate or make the effort to abide by peace. Israel is fighting for its life right now, to reduce the potential threat of more massacres like what happened on October 7th, 2023.


All the best!

Prof. Carl Boniface  

 

Vocabulary builder:

Background (adj) = past circumstances, circumstantial evidence, family upbringing, experience, education, training, personal history, related

Nakba = means “catastrophe” in Arabic, refers to the mass displacement and dispossession of Palestinians during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

Ambushes (n) = traps, surprise attack, lie in wait, ensnarement, ambuscades

Brink (n) = edge, rim, lip, brim, border, periphery, (ant) center

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