That's it. You guys all need to here this for what it actually is because I am sick of people being biased on this. Whoever says Palestine doesn't exist, or Palestinians do not exist, they are the ones who need to go to school, or at least read a book...learn something.
The name itself 'Palestine' DID INDEED come from the Phillistines. How do I know this? It's A PROVEN FACT because PALESTINE in arabic is pronounced Fuh-liss-teen. There is no letter P in arabic. Next, in 1896 following the appearance of anti-Semitism in Europe, Theodore Herzl, the founder of Zionism tried to find a political solution for the problem in his book, 'The Jewish State'. He advocated the creation of a Jewish state in Argentina or Palestine.
In 1906 the Zionist congress decided the Jewish homeland should be Palestine. WITHOUT THE PALESTINIANS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT!
Palestine was not independent...it was technically owned by Britain, decided by the UN. They still had their freedom and their laws, but it was not an independent state.
AFTER WORLD WAR 2, the jews, as many of you know, were 'a nation without a land' as many say. No countries would bring the Jews in, but Britain decided that the Jews would go to Palestine and settle their, without the consent of approval of the Palestinians (ALL ARABS, muslim, some christian, few jews).
In 1948, MAY 15, BRITAIN PULLED OUT OF PALESTINE, and gave ALL THE POWER to the JEWS WHO HAD JUST SETTLED THERE! Of corse this sparked up a war, Palestinians were being chased out of their houses and their land! They were being slaughtered and families killed, bulldozered, etc etc. And now of course, we know this COUNTRY as ISRAEL.
This naturally started the first ARAB-ISRAELI war. There were protests and retaliation of Jewish settlement because the unarmed Arabs were being chased and massacred out of their towns and homes.
armies of Egypt, Transjordan (now Jordan), Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq joined Palestinian and other Arab guerrillas who had been fighting Jewish forces since November 1947
The war now became an international conflict, the first Arab-Israeli War. The Arabs failed to prevent establishment of a Jewish state, and the war ended with four UN-arranged armistice agreements between Israel and Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria.
Of the more than 800,000 Arabs who lived in Israeli held territory before 1948, only about 170,000 remained.
The rest became refugees in the surrounding Arab countries, ending the Arab majority in the Jewish state.
The Palestine Liberation Organization was established. On 1 January 1965 The Palestine 'Revolution' began.The formation of a united Arab military command that massed troops along the borders, together with Egypt's closing of the Straits of Tiran and Nasser's insistence in 1967 that the UNEF leave Egypt, led Israel to attack Egypt, Jordan, and Syria simultaneously on June 5 of that year.
The war ended six days later with an Israeli victory. Israel's French-equipped air force wiped out the air power of its antagonists and was the chief instrument in the destruction of the Arab armies.
I would have written this extensively with much detail and all that, but it would be one heck of a long story, not enough time to write it all. IT would make an excellent essay paper.
And another thing, to straighten this out, some people are making far too many typos...and I do not believe anyone's arguement if they cannot even get the names right:
Palestine...therefore you are Palestinian. Not palastini, palasteni, PALESTINIAN!
Secondly, if you are muslim, does not mean you are an arab. You may/probably speak arabic, because that is the lauguage of the kuran, but that does not make you an arab.
You are an arab if you are from the Middle-East, and speak arabic. The following countries are in the Middle-East...don't get it twisted:
Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lybia, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, UAE, Yemen.
October 06, 2006