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Pa l esti ne Pal esti ne: A countr y or par t of I srael ?

Palestinia n R efugees

To be par t of I sr ael or not be the countr y, that’s the questi on? The Ar abs l i vi ng i n Pal esti ne wer e not even cal l ed Pal esti ni ans yet, unti l the Br i ti sh mandate of Pal esti ne wer e handed to both the J ews and Pal esti ni ans. The J ews ended up wi th smal l chunks of l and, whi l e the Arabs wer e gi ven a huge chunks of l and, wi th al l the best fer ti l e far ml and, al l the water sources they need, and gi ven the name of Tr ansjor dan. Yet they wer en’t str ati fi ed. When the J ews fr om al l over tee worl d tr avel ed to thei r homel and and pour ed i n money wi th thei r ski l l s to r ebui l d, the Pal esti ni ans wanted i mmi gr ate ther e. Al though J ordan for med an i ndependent countr y i n 1946. the 1958 War l eft Pal esti ne wi thout a homel and as a r esul t, about 750,000 Pal esti ni ans fl ed the war i nto other r egi ons. Accor di ng to the Uni ted Nati ons, Pal esti ne hasn’t been r ecogni zed as a countr y and accor di ng to the fi nal confi r mati on of the Uni ted States, Russi a, Gr eat Br i tai n, Fr ance, and Chi na don’t r ecogni ze Pal esti ne as a separate, sover ei gn countr y. Thei r r efugees ar e consi der ed par t of the countr y of I sr ael , al though they r efuse to enter a r egi on that has been war tor n for al most 60yr ear s. The questi on sti l l r emai ns unanswer ed, yet I sr ael i s woul d rather want peace, but they have token l and fr om a homel and i n al l thr ee major war s.

Israel/Palesti ne Conflcit

Palestinian Per spective

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