WHAT IS THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT? AND HOW TO SOLVE IT?
WHAT IS THE PROPOSED STATE OF PALESTINE?
WHAT ARE EAST AND WEST JERUSALEM?
DO ARABS ACCEPT THE RIGHT OF ISRAEL TO EXIST?
IS THE CURRENT AREA WITH THE
GOOD FOR A STAT?
WHY PALESTINIAN STARTED AL-AQSA INTIFADA?
WHY CHILDREN'S ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE INTIFADA?
WHY PALESTINIANS ARE USING VIOLENCE IN THE
WHAT IS THE PALESTINIANS REFUGEE
WHY PALESTINIANS ARE LOOSING THE MEDIA CAMPAIGN?
WHAT IS THE OLD HISTORY OF PALESTINE?
WHAT IS THE CURRENT HISTORY OF
WAS THERE A PALESTINIAN STATE BEFORE 1948
WHY THERE WAS NO
PALESTINIAN STATE BETWEEN
1948 AND 1967?
WHY PALESTINIANS ARE USING
WHO HAVE THE OLDEST AND LONGEST HISTORY IN
WHY DID ARAB COUNTRIES FORCE ARAB JEWS TO
IS IT TRUE THAT ISRAEL IS THE ONLY
COUNTRY IN THE MIDDLE EAST?
WHAT IS THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT? AND WHO TO SOLVE
A. The Arab-Israeli conflict in modern history is simply an
illegal Jewish occupation of the Palestinian lands in two stages.
The first stage was in 1948; they occupied 78% of the Arab-Palestinian
lands and established their state, Israel .The second stage
was in 1967.Israel launched an offensive war against the Arabs
and occupied the rest of the Palestinian lands, which consisted
of the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip.
Until 1988, Palestinians attempted to regain their land by legitimate
military struggle, by establishing the PLO and a number of other
In 1988, the Palestinians, in order to come to a practical solution
to their situation, accepted a large compromise by recognizing
Israel's fictitious right to exist in Palestinian lands, stolen
in 1948, however still demanding the end of the Israel's occupation
of the Palestinian lands captured in 1967,allowing the establishment
of a Palestinian state there.
The Palestinians, in order to have their freedom and to end
the occupation of the lands, attempted different strategies
including diplomacy, peace talks and public protest. The Intifada
is another way to protest the continued occupation.
Regardless of all the approaches and after the compromise from
the Palestinians, Israeli has not ended their occupation of
the Palestinian lands captured in 1967.Parts of the Gaza Strip
and West Bank have been granted severely limited autonomy under
the control of the Palestinian Na ational Authority, as part
of a peace agreements signed after 1993.
The only way to end the 100 years of conflict is, Israel should
comply with International law and to UN resolutions related
to the Arab-Israeli conflict(194, 242 and others), which consider
the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands in stolen 1967 as
illegal, stipulating Israel must end it's occupation by ending
the occupation and solving the issues caused by it, such as
Palestinian refugees issue and the issue of Israel settlement
in West Bank and Gaza Strip, and giving the Palestinian there
legitimate right to rule themselves in their own country, to
decide for themselves, to take care of there own future and
to have their FREEDOM, then the Palestinian-Israeli conflict
will be over.
Q. WHAT IS THE PROPOSED STATE OF PALESTINE?
A. State of Palestine, which consists of the West Bank, including
East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip have been under illegal military
occupation by Israeli forces since 1967, and in 1988, the Palestinian
National Council, (the Palestinian parliament), declared the
PROPOSED state of Palestine as the Gaza Strip and the West Bank,
with East Jerusalem as the capital.This declaration was based
on UN resolution number 242 and other resolutions related to
the Arab-Israeli conflict. This proposed state is not independent
After the peace agreement signed with Israel in 1993, parts
of Gaza Strip and the West Bank has been given back to the Palestinian
National Authority (PNA) and other areas, which is more then 60%
are still under Israeli military occupation.
The declaration of the Palestinian state means to declare the
independence of Palestine and the end of the Israeli
still refuses to end their occupation and return the rest of
the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem,
to the PNA while simultaneously continuing their expansion of
the illegal Jewish there.
Q. WHAT ARE EAST AND WEST JERUSALEM?
A. Before the year 1948, the city of Jerusalem was a totally
Arab city under the Britain mandate on Arab-Palestinian lands.
After the 1948 war between Jews and the Arab countries, Israel
was established and occupied the western portion of Jerusalem.
All the holy sites are in the east side of the city in an area
named, "The OLD CITY, "which is surrounded by a very
large wall with gates, (some of which are closed). East Jerusalem
was under Jordanian control from 1948 and until 1967.
In 1967, Israel attacked the Arabs and managed to occupy the
Eastern part of the city, the West Bank, Gaza Strip and some
other Arab lands. Since then, the whole city of Jerusalem has
been under occupation.
Since the occupation began in 1967, a number of UN resolutions
as well as international law, (both of which consider it illegal),
have demanded Israel end occupation by returning back to the
borders the day before war broke-out, and to solve the other
issues caused by it, such as the Palestinian refugees and the
Jewish settlers in the 1967 occupied lands.
East Jerusalem according to International law and UN resolutions
is part of the West Bank, which was occupied by Israel in 1967.
Therefore, it should be freed and given back to the Palestinians
During the current peace process, Israel is asking to divide
East Jeru salem to keep parts of it with Israel; this is not
acceptable to the PNA leaders, the Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims
and is in violation if the international law and UN resolutions.
About what Israel calls " The Walling Wall', this is the western
wall of the old city. However, large numbers of Islamic holy
places and sites are located there. In fact, the wall is one
side of Al-Aqsa mosque complex (one of the holiest Islamic
places on earth) .Al-Aqsa Mosque is one the northern boarders
of the walled old city. The Jews claim that this wall is the
only remnant of Solomon's Temple, which has been destroyed millennia
ago. It was totally demolished around 60 BC, and completely removed
from the complex. The current wall is an integrated part of
the Old City's wall and Al-Aqsa Mosque. Hundreds of
expedition by Arabs, Jews and others all confirm that the wall
had been built during the Islamic age after 650 CE, with some
parts being re-built in different years afterwards
In 1930, during the British mandate on Palestine, there was
a claim by the Jews that the wall is a holy place and they want
control over it in order to pray. In court, it was stated that
the wall is legally owned by Arabs and is an integrated part
of the walls of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Israel, since their occupation in 1967 until today, is trying
to find any archaeological evidence prove to their claim. There
was a research paper by a Jewish archaeological researcher,
Zeef Herzog, challenging most of their tales in their old
books since there is no any archaeological proof to be found.
Therefore, this wall is an original part of the mosque and it
is proven to be from the Islamic age and have nothing to do
with Solomon's Temple.
The Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Western wall are linked by
the story of"al-Esra w al-Mearaj"In Islam,
on one of the greatest days of our Hijri year, (our own
Islamic calendar), Prophet Mohammed visited Al-Quads (Jerusalem)
during the night. When he arrived, he tied his horse (called
Al-Boraq) to the Western Wall of Al-Aqsa mosque (Therefore,
we called it the "Western wall" or " Al-Boraq
wall ").Prophet Mohammed prayed as an Imam for all other
Prophets in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which means that he is
the last Prophet of Allah and he is the leader of all Prophets.
Prophet Mohammed ascended to heaven to meet with Allah("God").
There, he was ordered by Allah to ask Muslims to pray five times
The Al-Aqsa Mosque was the first Qebla, (the direction
were Muslims turn his face during pray), for Muslims, lasting
for more then 17 months until Allah ("God") ordered
Prophet Mohammed to change the Qebla to Mekka.
This holy place in Jerusalem was mentioned hundreds of times
by Prophet Mohammed's Syria (his sayings and actions), which
Muslims consider as part of Sharia'a(the Islamic religious
The Holy Koran mentions the story of "al-Esra wal-Mearaj"and
Jerusalem and gives the Mosque the current name, which means
the Far Away Mosque(in Arabic Al-Aqsa mosque).
Q. DO ARABS ACCEPT THE RIGHT OF ISRAEL TO EXIST?
A. All Arab countries adopted the peace strategy based on
the UN resolutions, which divides Palestine into two countries.
Israel in 1948 war took more lands (78% of Palestine) then what
it was given to them by the partition plan 1947 and in 1967
they occupied the rest of Palestine which is West Bank including
East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip. Arabs and Palestinians demands
the implementation of UN resolution number 242 which consider
the Israeli occupation in 1967 as illegal and asked Israel to
end the occupation and return to the boarders before the 1967
war. Palestinian and Arabs also demands the implementation of
other UN resolutions related to the Palestinian refugee issue
and other sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
All Arab countries including the Palestinians accepted the right
of Israel to exist against the above demands. Some Arabic countries
like Egypt and Jordan already signed peace agreements with Israel,
some other countries have some sort of diplomatic relation with
Israel like Morocco, Qatar, Oman, Mauritania and Tunisia.
Q. IS THE CURRENT AREA WITH THE
GOOD FOR A STATE?
A. Israel based on the peace talks in the first stage peace
agreements, withdraw the Israeli army from most parts
of Gaza Strip and some parts of West Bank.
In Gaza Strip, there are still Jewish settlements with about
three thousand Jews settlers' lives there and an equal or more
number of soldiers to protect them.
In West Bank, there is "Area A", some areas that is
a heavenly populated towns under total control of the
Palestinian Authority." Area B", some towns under partial
Palestinian authority and the security are in the hand of
C" is totally in hands of the Israeli, which are the
Arab towns and main roads to the towns and settlements. The percentage
of West Bank in the hand of Palestinians are less then about
40% and it is not a continues as one body it is divided
like an isolated islands between the Israel occupied areas.
The hole Gaza Strip and West bank including East Jerusalem are
small places, even that Palestinians accept it and Israel is
not willing to give it back.
With the current peace talks we have to get a save passage through
Israel between Gaza Strip and West Bank. There is already one
save passage or route opened last year but still it is under
Israeli control and permit to be obtained in advance
Q. WHY PALESTINIAN STARTED AL - AQSA INTIFADA?
A. Palestinian people are under Israeli occupation since more
then 33 years.78% of the historical Palestine lands have been
occupied by Jews in 1948 and they established their state Israel
on it. The other parts which are West Bank including East Jerusalem
and Gaza Strip were occupied by Israel in a war they started
From 1048 and until 1988 Palestinian tried the military straggle
in order to free Palestine from the Israeli occupation. In 1988
they adopted the peace strategy, which recognize Israel right
of existent against the end of occupation on the lands occupied
Since our nation is not armed, the Palestinian what to show
there anger by any mean, and they found that throwing rocks and
stones is causing some hearts to the occupation soldiers. This
method was first used in the first Intifada in 1987,
which continued for more then 7 years and led to peace talks.
Intifada includes other ways for protesting like demonstrations
The Palestinian are protesting the continues Israel occupation
by going in to marches and demonstrations and clashing with
the Israeli army soldiers (note that Israel ARMY is involved
not the POLICE or the RIOTS POLICE) by throwing stones and burning
the Israel flag.In return Israeli army replay with LIVE bullets,
Rubber coated STEEL bullets, teargas and the international BAND
dom-dom bullets, which explode inside the human body
and cause heavy injuries.
Please visit Amnesty International org.http://www.amnesty.org/web
site to read there report which condemn Israel for using live
bullets in cases which can't be a direct live threat to the
Q. WHY CHILDREN'S ARE PARTICIPATING IN
A. More then 30 Palestinian Child has been killed by Israel
snipers live bullets with direct hits in the head and the heart
while they are in the way home from the school, there is a documented
stories in this regards, you can read two stories in my site
(Sami Abu Jazzar and Moayad Jarawesh both
has been killed with there school bags in there shoulders, confirmation
photos are there in the site). There are number of other similar
stories one of them for a child killed on 20.10.2000 while he
was playing at his home veranda with a live bullets by an Israeli
sniper. There are more and more cases of killing children's
when there are back to homes or even participating in peaceful
Fathers and families are not pushing their children's to participate
in Intifada or using them as human shields as per the
Zionist media reports. No father in the world will do this even
no animal will do it.
Not all the Palestinian nation do like PNA position in this
crises, majority didn't accept PNA dealing with this case. The
Intifada has been started by the people and for one reason
only which is to end the occupation. PNA didn't start it and
they can't control it today and they will not be apple to end
it by any way.
The people who protest and clashes with Israeli army are motivated
by a natural desire for freedom. Children's goes to school and
in the way home, they participate in the demonstration and /
or funerals without there families approval and it will be converted
by Israeli army to a war by firing there heavy guns towards
I again assure everybody that our families love their children's
very much and they try's to protect them in all possible ways.
For sure they feel very sad if their children's have been injured
and they feel that they lost their own lives if they lost there
children's. But Palestinian children's wants to live in freedom
like all the children's in the world not under occupation, they
don't what to be killed with there school bags in there shoulders,
they want to live to enjoy life. For that all, our children's
and all the nation are ready to give all what they have even
there lives for the freedom of Palestine lands to establish
there independent Palestinian state. It is our destiny to fight
for our freedom, and we are looking for the world support in
our fair and just case.
The Palestinian gunmen's are not using the children's as human
shields as per Israeli propaganda, there are at the gates of
the main Palestinian cities to protect it and prevent the Israeli
army from entering to it. In the first months of Intifada,
Palestinian gunmen's NEVER killed any Israeli and we have not
heard about any injury also in the Israeli side. The international
media are showing a false image about what is happing in the
occupied lands, they are twisting the truth because the
media are owned mainly by Zionist Jews.
Even for a few Palestinian gun shoots in the air and not causing
Israel any damages or losses, Israel are hitting our Palestinian
towns and villages by tanks and helicopter for the nights causing
huge number of injures and deaths and they turn it to an equal
No one wants the Palestinians children on the streets, we want
them in their schools and homes enjoying their toys and education.
I am also sure that there families are not allowing them to
be in the streets and they are not pushing them for participating
in Intifada as Zionist media reporting. What I can confirm
also, that this children's and their families are frustrated
and under heavy brusher from the occupation army, therefore,
they go to the street and protest the occupation and even lost
there live for that.
ALL Palestinians are willing to give their lives for the freedom
of their nation.
Q. WHY PALESTINIANS ARE USING VIOLENCE
IN THE INTIFADA?
A. Palestinians under occupation since 33 years and there
rights has been taken by force, therefore, they have all the
right to fight the occupation by any mean and using any method
to get this rights back. Israeli are returning with live bullets,
teargas, rubber coated steel bullets and International band
dom-dom bullets against Palestinians protesters and stone-throwers
which in no way will be consider a thereat of live to the Israeli
soldiers. Please read the Amnesty International report about
their findings issued in their site on 19.10.2000 and available
in my site, which confirm my above statement.
Palestinian are looking for peace and justice and therefore
we have gone in peace process and they compromise by giving
Israel the right to exists in 78% of historical Palestine, in
return they want the 22% remaining which was illegally occupied
in 1967. For the last seven years Israel didn't do much for
peace and they are keeping their illegal military occupation
on the Palestinian lands.
We are looking for a peaceful solution which is based on international
laws and UN resolutions, but Israel is NOT willing for peace
and justice and day by day this FACT is more clear to everybody.
The bloodshed has been started by Israel and only Israel can
stop it, they even killed 14 Israeli national Arab just because
they gone in demonstration.
I refer you to Amnesty international organization report about
the Al-Aqsa Intifada which state that Israel is using
extensive killing force against the Palestinians in situation
can't consider a live threat to the soldiers. The report also
states that Israel army is using ARMY tactics to POLICE the
demonstrations. Also refer to UN resolution, which condemn Israel
of using excess force against Palestinians.
Q. WHAT IS THE PALESTINIANS REFUGEE ISSUE?
A. Palestinian Refugee issue is one of the key issues of the
peace talks. The 3.7 Millions Palestinian who lost there lands,
homes and properties in 1948 war (now Israel). They were bushed
to leave homes by Israel terror and during the war to seek a
safe place for them and there families.
UN issued number of resolutions asking Israel to allow the Palestinian
refugees to go back to there own home and lands or to give compensation
to the ones refuse to go back. Israel keeps rejecting to implement
The other part of refugee, which left the Palestinian lands
during 1967 war, should return back after declaring the Palestinian
In the peace talk Israel suggested to allow less then 10,000
persons to come back during a course of ten years. They refuse
to give compensation and they deny their responsibilities on
there case. They also refused to allow them to return to West
Bank and Gaza Strip, which will be the proposed Palestinian
This issue still unsolved, and the Palestinian official position
is based on the UN resolutions.
Q. WHY PALESTINIANS ARE LOOSING THE MEDIA
A. The Arabs failure in the Public relation campaign is because
that the governments control the Arab countries media. The Palestinian
people are very much active but with very less capacity and
short of financial support.
Palestinians are trying to do something on the Internet and
there is a good respond from people who wants to know the truth
and wants to educate themselves.
The USA media and the coverage of the current situation on Palestine
without any doubt besides with Israeli since it is a pure Zionist
owned media. The media twist the truth to the benefits of Israel.
I have come a cross of a good article of a Jewish writer called
Norman Solomon about this subject and I like you to read it
in Between the Lines section.
Q. WHAT IS THE OLD HISTORY OF PALESTINE?
A. The first know people in the lands of Palestine were the
Canaanites how are Arab from Arab peninsula, they have
their own language and culture.
Palestine was the land of Palestinian Arab at all ages, Hebrew
came to Palestine from Egypt during the third millennium before
century, and established a kingdom for a limited number of years
then other nations ended there kingdom and ruled the area. Hebrew
presence in Palestine was ended since about 130 years after
Jesus birth. Arab ruled the area from 638 AD and were
always there until today, there introduce Islam, some Arab from
deferent countries came and lived in Palestine from the early
years to learn and educate the Palestinians. Some of the locals
Palestinian converted to Islam and the Islamic rulers give a
wide option to every body to keep his religion therefore, there
is considerable number of Christian in Palestine but all has
adopted the Islamic culture and Arabic language.
All the Arab countries know today was under one Islamic empire
rule, and it was consider as an emirate or state linked to the
capital of the Islamic empire.
Q. WHAT IS THE CURRENT HISTORY OF
A. In the end of 19 century and early 20th century, Palestine
(as will as all the adjusting Arab countries) was rules by Turkish
(Muslims) in one Islamic empire, the capital was in Istanbul.
In the first World War, Arabs were looking to get there independents
from Turkish empire to establish there own countries in emirates
like Syria, Palestine, Saudi, Iraq, Egypt etc. Therefore they
agreed to collaborated with Britain in the W.W.I against promises
to help Arab emirates to get there independents after the war
from the Islamic Turkish empire. What happens after the war
that Britain and France toke control of all Arab countries under
what know as Mandate system. Britain toke the mandate
on Palestine. In 1917 Jams Aurther Balfour (The Great
Britain minister) gave a written promise to the Jews around
the world to help them to establish there own home land in Palestine
by supporting and facilitating there immigration to Palestine.
Immigration started before that date after Zionist movement
held their conference in 1897 and set their goal of establishing
the Jews homeland on Palestine. Jews started to come to Palestine
in mass number with a great help and facility from Britain mandate
power which allow them to buy governmental lands and to confiscate
a huge Palestinian owned lands to be given to Jews to build
there camps and farms. Britain also started to arm the Jews
and allowing them to organize themselves, some Zionist armed
groups established and worked as the core of the future Israel
army like Hagana and others.
In 1936 Palestinians started to protest the mandate authority
policy and they're beside with Jews. They struggles to push
Britain to give them their rights and to stop lands transfer
to Jews, to stop the Jews legal and illegal immigration and
to stop them from killing the Arabs.
In 1947 the Jews groups like Hagana start the war against
Arab in order to occupy as much as possible from Arab lands,
they were attacking Arab villages and home causing more then
400 massacre killing thousands of Arab Palestinians. All
that to force Arab to leave their lands and to immigrate to
other countries. In the other hand Arab was trying to defend
their families by facing the Jewish groups and attacking them.
In 1947 Britain toke the issue of Palestine to the UN to decide
about it, there UN issued resolution number 181 about the Partition
of Palestine to an Arab country and Jews country with Jerusalem
and an International zone. Arab rejected this proposal since
it was giving the Jews more land then Arab (Arab were number
of times more the Jews).
In 1948 Britain decided to leave Palestine and to end the mandate,
on the same day, Jews declare there independent state and Arab
launch a full-scale war against the new created Jews state.
Israel won the war and toke control of 78% of the land of Palestine
(all except Gaza Strip and West Bank include east Jerusalem).
West Bank was under Jordan administration, Gaza Strip was under
Because of the massacres and the war, huge number of Palestinians
in the lands occupied by the Jewish lifts their homes and become
refugees in other Arab countries like Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.
In 1967 Israel launch another full-scale war "the six days
war" against Arab countries. Israel won the war and occupied
Gaza Strip, West Bank, East Jerusalem, Part of Jordan, Part
of Syria and Part of Egypt. UN issued a resolution number 242
considering the Israeli occupation illegal and calling Israel
to leave the Arab land occupied in 1967 war. Israel rejected
all UN resolution related to the Palestine issue.
By the full meaning of the word, West Bank including East Jerusalem
and Gaza Strip are occupied territories as per the International
Laws and the UN resolutions, even USA approved the 242 resolutions,
which consider all the land occupied in 1967 by Israeli as an
occupied territories and NOT a part of Israel.
Palestinians demands now that Israel should comply to the UN
resolution number 242 and leave the Palestine lands occupied
in 1967 to allow the Palestine to established there own home
land in that lands, as will as solving the related issues such
as Palestinian Refugees and Jews settlements in West Bank and
In the early sixties, PLO established with number of Palestinian
fighting groups like Fatah, democratic front and others
and start to legitimate freedom straggle against Israel across
the boarders and from inside to free the lands and return there
rights of having there own state.
In 1973, Egypt and Syria launch a war against Israeli and they
manage to free some lands of Sinai and the war ended by number
of UN agreement.
In 1988 Palestinian started to look for a peaceful solution
to the conflict based on the International law and Un resolution
no 242 and others. In a major compromise, they accepted the
existent of Israel on the Palestinian land occupied in 1948,
in return they asked Israel to give back the lands occupied
in 1967 (West Bank including east Jerusalem and Gaza Strip)
to establish the Palestinian state and to live in peace with
Israel. All other Arab countries supported the Palestinian in
this approach and they also accepted Israel and even started
some peace talks with it.
After the peace agreement in 13 Sep 1993, Israel allowed a limited
self rule to the Palestinians in Parts of Gaza Strip and the
parts of West Bank, and the current negotiation is to complete
the hand over of all West Bank and Gaza Strip to the Palestinian
authority including the east Jerusalem based on UN 242 resolution
also to solve other issues such as the 3.7 Millions Palestinian
refugees, Jewish settlements and other issues.
Number of other agreement reached though peace talk and Israel
withdraw from some land, which is now role by the PNA (Palestinian
There are historical rights to the Palestinian nation of the
land of Palestine, they have the right like any other nation
of having there own state which will take care of there benefits,
they have the right of freedom and to decide for themselves.
Q. WAS THERE A PALESTINIAN STATE BEFORE
1948 OR NOT?
A. Arabs lived under the control of the Islamic Ottoman Empire
for more then 1350 year before the British mandate on Palestine.
Before the twentieth century, there were no independent Arab
countries; there were only Arab emirates under one Islamic empire.
After the World War I and World War II, Arab countries got there
independent from the Islamic Ottoman Empire and the modern states
were created. Palestine should have been created if Jews did
not start migrating to Palestinian lands, with the help of the
Q. WHY THERE WAS NO PALESTINIAN STATE
BETWEEN 1948 AND 1967?
A. Between 1948 and 1967, there was a clear Arab strategy
based on freeing all of the Palestine by force, (the same way
Israel took it), but unfortunately, they failed. At that time,
Palestine was considered to consist of all of the land of Historical
Palestine, (the territory occupied by Israel in 1948 and the
West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip). Therefore,
Egypt and Jordan refused to establish a homeland for the Palestinian
in the West Bank and Gaza Strip waiting to free the rest of
Palestinians in 1988 considered the strategy of peace, when
they realized that it was not currently possible to free the
lands by force. They recognized the right of Israel to exist
and asked Israel to implement the UN resolutions and international
law by freeing the occupied territories, which had been forcibly
occupied in 1967. Even today, Israel REFUSES to end their illegal
military occupation in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, including
all of East Jerusalem.
Not only the Arab and Islamic countries consider the West Bank,
including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip as occupied territories,
International law and all relating UN resolution, as well as
the whole world, (including the United States), even Israel,
(who calls this land the "ADMINISTRATED AREAS," placing
it under special law and never considering as a part of Israel),
affirm this fact.
Q. WHY PALESTINIANS ARE USING VIOLENCE
A. The Palestinians have been under illegal military occupation
since 1967, by the Israeli Defence Force, which keeps them under
martial law without any opportunity for freedom. According to
international law and the countless of UN resolutions, their
occupation is illegal and must end without condition. The Palestinians
have the right to fight for their freedom in any possible way;
armed struggle is legitimate for any people under occupation.
Arabs and Palestinians are officially in a state of war with
Israel. The Israeli army is killing Palestinians in the occupied
territories on daily basis; they deny them their basic rights.
They also reject the Palestinian proposal for peace based on
International law and UN resolutions, including 194, 242, and
Palestinians have the right to fright with Israel army and the
Jews settlers inside the occupied lands as will as inside Israel.
We don't accept in any way the killing of civilians, which we
refuse to consider such attacks as legitimate. Jews settlers
in occupied lands are armed and more dangers them the Israeli
army, there presence in the occupied lands is also ILLEGAL,
therefore, we believe that fighting them is legitimate.
Q. WHO HAS THE OLDEST AND LONGEST HISTORY
A. Arab Palestinians have the oldest and the longest history
in Palestine, from 638 AD and until today. The first people
that lived in Palestine were the Canaans, who immigrated to
Palestine from the Arabian Peninsula. In modern history, Jews
started to immigrate to Palestine after 1900.
Immigrated Jews to Palestine cannot consider as a nation, they
speak dozens of languages; most of them cannot speak it Hebrew;
they are of thousands of nationalities, they lack a common history.
They are different groups of people with only one thing in common,
their religion. On the other hand, the Arab Palestinians speak
one language, Arabic; a majority are Muslims (some are Christians
or Jews); all have a single history for more then 1400 years
and all have the same traditions and culture.
Q. WHY DID ARAB COUNTRIES FORCE ARAB JEWS
TO IMMIGRATE TO ISRAEL?
A. Most of the Arab Jews left for Israel by their own will,
to live in their claimed "promised land." Jews in
all the countries used to live in their own neighborhoods, always
separating themselves, slamming their doors in the face of being
part of the community and this was the case in Europe as well.
Therefore, they did not hesitate to immigrate to Israel believing
that they would live in an open community.
Even today there are number of Arab Jews living in our Arab
countries having full rights, like any other citizen, some of
them reached have very high levels in government, such as King
Mohamed of Morocco adviser and a Jewish parliament member in
The day Israel claims independence, they issued the "Return
Law", which allows any Jew in the world to return to Israel
and have Israeli citizenship. Zionist leaders and the Israeli
government asked all Jews to immigrate to Israel; they have
even paid for such groups as the Flasha Jews and the
Russian Jews to immigrate.
Q. IS IT TRUE THAT ISRAEL IS THE only
COUNTRY IN THE MIDDLE EAST?
A. The following are examples of Israeli democracy: -
*Disregarding international law by occupying other people land
through military force.
*Refusing to comply with hundreds of UN resolutions.
*Racism against Arab Israelis.
*Killing 13 Arab Israelis within a few days, just because there
were marches and demonstration in Israel.
*Racism against Black Jew (Flasha). Forcing them to seek
medical treatment in separate hospitals; rejecting their blood
donations; Housing them in the poorest areas in Israel and never
assigning them a key position in the government.
*All political parties in Israel are either based on religious
and/or ethnic bases and lack a political base except one or
two parties. Like Shas, Russian Jews party, Arabs party
*Minority governments, which are always not able to act, must
reach to compensation from the other coalition parties.
*The assassination of Prime Minister Rabin by his own people.
*Transplanting thousands of settlers into the occupied lands
of the West Bank and Gaza Strip while their arms are killing
Palestinians and confiscating there lands and homes.
*Legalization of the use of torture against Palestinian detainees.
*Implementation of illegal detention for years without fair
trial or without bringing charges.
*The demolition of homes by hundreds and not granting building