History: There has never been a country called Palestine. Judea was the land of the Jews until conquered by the Romans and renamed after the Jews' enemy – the Philistines (who were NOT Arabs) – ie Palestine. Despite many occupiers, including more recently the Turks, Jordan (West Bank) and Egypt (Gaza), there has never been a sovereign state of Palestine, and Jerusalem was not the capital of any empire since King David.
Historical records show a continual Jewish presence in the land.
‘Palestinians’ are not a distinct people, but included Jews, Christians, Arab Muslims and others.
The land of Israel in particular was largely empty of people and was inhospitable wasteland with malarial swamps.
Arabs entered in growing numbers to find work in growing Jewish businesses. However, Arabs also entered and began attacks on Jews (particularly in the 1920s, 1930s killing and wounding hundreds, as they feared a Jewish homeland being formed (and supported Hitler).
Illegal immigration from neighbouring Arab states into the mandate area occurred, particularly from 1922 -
Even British Prime Minister Winston Churchill observed the Arab influx, noting in 1939 that "far from being persecuted, the Arabs have crowded into the country and multiplied." (source)
Jews didn’t displace Arabs - rather, their businesses drew Arabs into the area!
Israel became a state in 1947/8 but around 600,000 Arabs fled under instructions from Arab leaders and the Arab League who wanted a clear shot at destroying Israel. Some remained and today are free citizens of Israel with freedom of religion. The attack failed and those that fled couldn’t return –many were illegal immigrants and itinerant farm workers. Arab neighbours refuse citizenship to the ‘refugees’ and keep them living in camps supported by the UN and the west.
Over 800,000 Jews were expelled from neighbouring Arab countries where they had lived for centuries -many were accepted into Israel -—but the world cares nothing for these genuine refugees –their RIGHT of return (which they couldn't exercise, as they would be killed if they returned to their Arab homelands), compensation etc There has been an ‘exchange’ of people but the Arab Muslims won’t accept their ‘brothers.’
Absurdly, the UN altered its definition of refugee and offered so-called ‘Palestinians’ and their descendents everlasting refugee status and money forever. We have refugees from Islam in Australia, but does the UN support them for endless generations? NO.
Definition of Palestinian refugee
Many of the so-called 1948 refugees weren't even born in Palestine. The UN defines "Palestinian refugee" as :
“persons whose normal place of residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948, who lost their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict" and " the descendants of persons who became refugees in 1948."Thus, Age journalist Maher Mughrabi can claim he is a refugee yearning for his lost Palestine, when he was actually born in Scotland! Edward Said and Yasir Arafat, were born in Egypt.
Palestinian ‘refugee’ numbers grow exponentially thanks to this differential definition.
Islamic countries’ refuse to resettle these ‘refugees’ and use them as pawns, capitalising on world compassion to justify their jihad against Israel, part of their wider plan for global Islamic supremacy.
Fact: there would be no refugee problem were it not for the UN’s extraordinary exceptionalism towards Palestinians and if Islamic countries resettled their fellow Muslims as others do.
Consequences: Poor Palestinians:
1) Poor ‘Palestinians’ suffer because they must avenge their shame of defeat (1948, 1967, 1973...) and this paralyses them from ever building a civilised society. Imagine if Germany or Japan had continued as the Arabs do!
2) ‘Palestinians’ are trapped under repressive Islamic leaders obsessed with killing Jews, not building humane, free societies.
Arafat declared the Oslo agreements fell into the same category as the ‘Treaty of Hudaibiya’ which Mohammad made with the Meccans in 628, only to return to take over 2 years later. In 2001 Palestinian ‘moderate’ Faisal al-Husseini described the Oslo process as a ‘Trojan horse’ --the goal was/IS destruction of Israel. Arafat allowed terrorism - including Hamas - to grow and rejected the Camp David summit 2000/2001. (Efraim Karsh : Israel’s War MEMRI 2002)
Andrew Bostom, in Jihad and Jew-Hatred in London, notes:
“European Muslims have attacked individual Jews, synagogues, and Jewish or Israeli institutions, in Sweden, Denmark, France, Belgium, Spain, Greece, and Britain” and notes “the virulent incitement for these Antisemitic attacks emanating from the Muslim world..... Hamas, on its official website, urged Muslims to attack Jews across the world, claiming that,
…"a Jewish adolescent boy in an Australian synagogue, a Jewish minister in the Georgian government, a Jewish businessman at the New York Stock Exchange, and an illiterate Jew from the Ethiopian desert… they all belong to the same gang and the same nation, apart from the rest of humanity."
Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar subsequently advocated the murder of Jewish children, globally’, (LINK)
Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook, in PMW's Background Brief on Hamas #1, point out:
“TO UNDERSTAND the causes of the Gaza conflict, it is essential to understand the Hamas ideology. Its charter details the belief that the supremacy of Islam obligates them to commit genocide, literally to exterminate millions of people who have different beliefs, including the Jews.
Given this Hamas ideology of genocide, the essential problem with Hamas is not the missiles and rockets it showers on Israel, but the core belief that killing Jews is a prerequisite to redemption. Hamas's ongoing attempts to kill Jews, which have led to the current Gaza War, are a symptom of the far deeper problem - the ideology teaching that Allah demands the extermination of Jews.
Israel and the West must create a strategy not only to destroy the terror infrastructures of Hamas, but to ultimately ensure that Jews and the world are safe from this ideology and its consequences.”
Poor Palestinians, to be brainwashed into such a death cult!
3) Israel vacated Gaza in 2005, leaving lush, productive market gardens and glasshouses that Gaza residents immediately destroyed. Houses built by Israelis for Palestinians aren’t used. There’s no excuse for Hamas continually firing into Israel or for the senseless destruction of valuable assets.
4) Palestinians voted for Hamas (Saddam and Hitler were also democratically elected), knowing they would continue to attack Israel, with predictable consequences for the Gaza population, brainwashed into endless violence to erase their shame and propagate Islamic jihad.
5) Hamas uses Gazans as human shields and cares little for its citizens-yet the world blames Israel.
Members of a Gaza family told how for years Hamas had used their property and homes as military installations from which the group would launch rockets into Israel, dig tunnels and store arms. According to the victims, those who tried to object were shot in the legs by Hamas operatives. (http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/024636.php)
6) Poor Palestinians as Hamas sees every Palestinian death as a PR success while Israel protects its people in bomb shelters.
7) Hamas executes collaborators and political opponents. (LINK). A 2003 report details shootings at point blank range and lynching for ‘collaborators’ while other Palestinians cheer. (LINK)
Palestinian Media Watch : reports that Hamas has quickly denied the disclosure by the London-based Al-Hayat that the Palestinian legislature has voted for an Islamic penal code that includes hand
amputations, crucifixion, lashes and executions.
Although the Hamas movement... hastened to deny the reports about its approval8) For ‘Palestinians’ citizenship means SUBMISSION - particularly in Gaza.
of an Islamic Penal Code." [Al Ayyam, Dec. 25, 2008], a month before, the Head
of the Bureau of Islamic Law confirmed:
"The Bureau of Islamic Law is preparing a Penal Code in order to implement
Sharia - Islamic law ... ...by Allah's will it will be published soon."
[Al-Rissala (Hamas), Nov. 12, 2008] (source)
Across the Middle East, political dissent and differences are dealt with by repression, violence and murder – except in Israel.
9) Palestinians are brainwashed so even children hate others and dream of martyrdom. Childhood is merely a time to train a killing machine – and this continues in UN schools!
Every death, every suicide bomber is called a holy martyr and celebrated. In this sick society martyrdom looks good as it removes all your sins and supplies endless virgins.
10) Pathological societies are created with honour killing (shame society), child abuse, incest, violence to women, violence to remaining non-Muslims and many forms of repression.
11) With the money provided by the west, Palestinians could be living a good life but instead they look across the divide and see Israelis living in a free society with human rights and decent lifestyles (aside from the constant rockets from Palestinians). Poor Palestinians, as donated wealth is squandered in hate propaganda, rockets, and corruption.
12) Often their Muslim brothers attack them, expel them, reduce them to poverty, jail them and refuse to give them citizenship. How galling to see expelled Jews accepted into Israel while their Arab brothers reject them. Are Palestinians simply rejects?
The Arab League issued instructions barring the Arab states from granting citizenship to Palestinian Arab refugees (or their descendants) "to avoid dissolution of their identity and protect their right to return to their homeland"
This excuse is used to explain Arab violence and rejection of Palestinians.
In the Palestinian–Jordanian war (1970-71) when Palestinians attempted to take over Jordan, 5000 Palestinians were killed in one month ‘black September’ 1970 alone. Seventy-two Palestinians who were afraid of the Jordanian soldiers chose to undertake the most humiliating action possible for them: They fled to the West Bank and surrendered to IDF soldiers. (LINK) Arafat claimed in 11 days of fighting, 20,00 were killed. Others were expelled to Lebanon. Did we hear cries of PROPORTIONALITY— NO!
After the Gulf War of 1990-1991, Kuwait and other Gulf Arab monarchies expelled more than 400,000 Palestinian refugees and ended financial support of Palestinians prompting Palestinians to prefer Israelis who treated them like humans.. Even Arafat stated –
"What Kuwait did to the Palestinian people is worse than what has been done by Israel to Palestinians in the Occupied Territories."
Iraq expels and persecutes Palestinians.
Libya regularly expels Palestinians (link)
In 2004, a Saudi Citizenship Law was passed which benefitted hundreds of thousands of foreigners living in the desert kingdom, with one exception: the "Palestinians." (Link)
In Lebanon Palestinians are barred from citizenship, certain jobs (medicine, law, engineering) and cannot own property, keeping them in squalid refugee camps.
Rami AbdulRaheem, a Palestinian Refugee from the Borj Al Barajneh Camp, Lebanon writes:-
The Palestinian refugees in Lebanon mostly live in one of 12 refugee camps. They are not allowed government jobs, do not have social or civil rights, and they have very limited access to the government's public health and educational facilities, and are denied access to public social services, relying entirely on UNRWA as the sole provider of education, health and relief and social services. Considered as foreigners, Palestinian refugees are prohibited by law from working in over 70 trades and professions.
About half of the Palestinian refugees in Syria live in one of 12 refugee camps. The refugees in Syria enjoy employment and education rights, but are denied citizenship and are subjected to strict political control. (Link)
Along list of Arab mistreatment of Palestinians is at Wikipedia
13) Palestinians have created a false history – which currently sells well in the ignorant west but hopefully that will change:
Not only did pre-state Arabs lie about being indigenous, so did many prominent so-called Palestinians, such as Edward Said and Yasar Arafat, both born in Egypt.
False history and fake news reporting (created with a great help from EU)
To maintain the charade of being an indigenous population, Arab propagandists have had to rewrite history e.g Judea and Samaria were renamed the West Bank when Jordan occupied the area in 1948.
The term "Palestinian" is itself a masterful twisting of history. To portray themselves as indigenous, Arab settlers adopted the name of an ancient Canaanite tribe, the Philistines, who died out almost 3000 years ago. The connection between this tribe and modern day Arabs is nil. Who is to know the difference? Given the absence of any historical record, one can understand why Yasser Arafat claims that Jesus Christ, a Jewish carpenter from the Galilee, was a Palestinian.
If the Palestinians are indeed a myth, then the real question becomes "Why?" Why invent a fictitious people? The answer is that the myth of the Palestinian People serves as the justification for Arab occupation of the Land of Israel. While the Arabs already possess 21 sovereign countries of their own (more than any other single people on earth) and control a land mass 800 times the size of the Land of Israel, this is apparently not enough for them. They therefore feel the need to rob the Jews of their one and only country, one of the smallest on the planet. Unfortunately, many people ignorant of the history of the region, including much of the world media, are only too willing to help. (source)
14) Arab countries’ complicity in this myth.
In order to keep the “Palestinian” myth alive, Islamic countries refuse to accept Palestinians, while proclaiming their ‘plight’ to the world. Let them return to the Arab lands they left to seek work in Israel.
15) Territory is not the problem. The West Bank and Gaza is disputed, not occupied, territory.
The West Bank was illegally occupied by the Jordanians, and Gaza by Egypt, until Israel’s 1967 defensive war. The Palestinians never complained about Arab occupation, nor did they term themselves “Palestinians” until after 1967. (LINK)
Former Palestinian terrorist, Walid Shoebat, says the West continues to pursue a failed idea that somehow terrorism against Israel will stop when the Palestinians get their own homeland. Shoebat, author of the recently published God's War on Terror: Islam, Prophecy and the Bible, believes the recent terrorist rocket attacks by Hamas have nothing to do with wanting a Palestinian homeland.
"The core issue is not an issue of land whatsoever. It's an issue of wiping the state of Israel out. If you look at even suicide bombing -- historically, if you look from 1980 until 2003, let's say -- 224 suicide bombings out of 300 existed in Islamic countries with no occupation whatsoever…So it's not simply the desire to create a Palestinian state. It is the desire to destroy the Jewish state, and that's what we see."
Shoebat contends this effort is being carried out by a huge network of Islamic enemies.
"It's a rebel network involved between Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran and Syria. Many Islamic countries are involved in this…Saudi Arabia is funding...this kind of thing. So it's a huge network that we're dealing with." (source)
Any unbiased observer who has studied Islamic texts will understand Islamists are fighting a jihad.
What is amazing is that they have managed to hoodwink the world that this is a territorial dispute. While attention is focused on Israel and the ‘poor Palestinians’ we ignore Islamic violence worldwide.
POOR PALESTINIANS – PAWNS FOR JIHAD!