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Understand Palestinian Remorse

Many are aware that Jerusalem and surrounding Palestine used to be occupied by Jews as far back, as way before Christ and the creation of Muslims. However, history shows since then many entities have occupied the land.


For 400 years the Ottoman Empire had control until they fell to England and the Allied Forces in 1917. Jews were already living in Palestine at the time. It wasn’t a country as such and before England defeated the Ottoman Empire, Arthur Balfour who had been the Prime Minister of England wrote the Balfour Declaration that would allow Jews to migrate and settle in Palestine if the Brits overthrew them which they did. This agreement was endorsed by the League of Nations, now known as the United Nations in 1922.


This is a significant step to provide help to a group of people from being persecuted in Europe who were displaced. I think Balfour believed the Jews had some entitlement to live in the region, as they were the original occupiers. As the British secured the territory which incidentally wasn’t a country at the time, it seemed like a logical choice. Adding to that history of expelled Jews from other Arabs countries after World War II, made it even more necessary.


The problem then was the Arabs who lived in the region at the time. For your knowledge in 1914 there were 94,000 Jews there whereas, 70,000 Christians, and 525,000 Muslims. There were less than one million inhabitants, however Palestinians and an Arab influencer from Syria created several riots against Jewish settlers in the early 1920s.


In 1920, Britain assumed responsibility for Palestine under a League of Nations Mandate. During the next two decades, over 100,000 Jews entered the country. The British Army's operations in Palestine during this period were mainly directed against militant Arab groups who were opposed to this mass Jewish immigration. 


Arab hostility beared down on Jewish migrants who were already escaping persecution. It must have been tremendously disturbing for those arriving and thereafter living in a state of worry about what could happen to them and their families because of the hatred surrounding them by Arab provokers. More so, after the Hebron Massacre of Jews in 1929 by Arab murderers.


From the beginning Arabs have been on the war path. All through the 1920s Jews were picked on by Arabs attacks until Jews started to build their own militia to fight back for their rights in the 1930s. After World War II more dislodged Jews arrived. The British wanted to allow 25,000 a year because of the situation, but the Americans said that number wasn’t enough. Obviously, the need was greater.

 

On November 29, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 181 (also known as the Partition Resolution) that would divide Great Britain’s former Palestinian mandate into Jewish and Arab states in May 1948. Under the resolution, the area of religious significance surrounding Jerusalem would remain under international control administered by the United Nations.


The Palestinian Arabs refused to recognize this arrangement, which they regarded as favorable to the Jews and unfair to the Arab population that would remain in Jewish territory under the partition. The United States sought a middle way by supporting the United Nations resolution, but also encouraging negotiations between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East.


Other Arab nation supported Palestinian Arabs by entering into conflict against the Jews, and ever since Jews have defended their rights to stay in the land. Perhaps if Arabs had been more accepting then there would be peace in this region of the Middle East.


Incidentally, there have been many opportunities for Palestinians to enter a peace deal which they have always declined or broken. On top of all this we must not forget suicide bombings in the 1990s which terrorized innocent Israeli Jews.


Today’s atrocities in Gaza are a direct result of October 7th 2023 and everything building up to such an event. This last terrorist attack murdered more than a thousand innocent Israelis in their homes and at a musical festival. Hostages have been taken and over a hundred have still not been returned.


However, now the Palestinians and sympathizers are chanting genocide because of the innocent children being killed in the crossfire. Their reasoning is because many more are being killed than were barbarically murdered on October 7th. It is like the Arabs only killed a thousand, so that means Israel can only kill the same amount of people.


Codswallop if you ask me! They asked for it. In other words, Hamas the official governing body couldn’t care a less about the civilians. If they did then they wouldn’t have started in the first place. They are so intent on destroying Israel, and consequently supporters around the world chant, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!”


Benjamin Netanyahu might be far right, but then he vowed to destroy Hamas because of what could happen if he didn't react to leave Israelis unworried. It certainly wouldn't be reasonable to have monthly massacres, would it? An absolute necessity to avoid future attacks on Israels sovereign land. He is hardline which liked or not serves the ultimate aim to have peace in the region.


Generally, Palestinian followers supporting genocidal maneuvers of Israel’s IDF Israel Defence Force haven’t got a clue about the history of the area and are siding with their aim of what is happening when the reality is another. Yes, of course it is very sad and emotional people are blinded by such events supporting the instigator.


This Jewish hate should be stopped, and instead the whole of Palestine should become a Jewish state. You either abide by Israeli rules, or get out. I think it prudent to say enough is enough.


Go to neighboring Arab countries if you don’t like blending in, if they’ll have you. If you can’t abide by peace then leave.


Take care!

Prof. Carl Boniface


P.S. The bigger picture of Islamic brotherhood:

  

Vocabulary builder:

Beared down (phrasal verb) = applying pressure or making a concerted effort to push forward, typically in a difficult or challenging situation.

Codswallop (n) = nonsense, rubbish, drivel, boloney, tripe

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