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A Brief Outline of the History of the Palestine-Israel Conflict

In 1947, the United Nations Partition Plan sought to divide the former nation of Palestine into two nations to allow the Zionist settlers (Jews) to have a nation.

In the aftermath of the Holocaust, there was a feeling that certain reparations should be made to Jews. Even though the Zionist settlers made up only 30% of the population, and just over 6% of the land ownership, they were given 57% of Palestine in this plan.

Even though the Zionists achieved a good settlement from the UN Plan, their immediate reaction was to launch a reign of military terror, in order to seize the remaining Arab sections of Palestine. 750,000 Palestinians were driven out of their own country, in an act that was clearly in contravention of the UN Charter.

Devastation in Gaza after Siraeli war against Palestinian civilians in Jan 2009The United Nations Resolution 194 (1948), called on Israel to allow the Palestinians back onto their land. In spite of the resolution being repassed 28 times, Israel is still in violation of this resolution.

At the end of the 1948 war the Zionists had grabbed nearly 80% of the former Palestine.

In 1967, Israel, in a military action supported by the United States, attacked the remaining parts of Palestine, and finally took the whole of the Gaza Strip and West Bank. They also seized the Golan Heights which belonged to Syria.

From 1967 to 1982, Israel's military government demolished 1,338 Palestinian homes on the West Bank. Over this period, more than 300,000 Palestinians were detained without trial by Israeli security forces.

The occupation and creation of settlements in Palestine is in violation of the Geneva Convention Article 49, which states that an occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.

It is clear therefore that the continued Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip, West Bank and the Golan Heights is in contravention of International Law.

The continued violence and ethnic cleansing can only be described as "state terrorism". State terrorism sponsored and supported by the United States.

The solution to the Palestine-Israel Conflict will be a major part of the battle to rid the world of terrorism.

If the United States fails to force Israel to give back the Palestiniam homelands that they stole, then they will have failed in their "War against Terrorism".

For a more detailed explanation click on "The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict". This document has been produced by 'Jews for Justice in The Middle East'. (www.cactus48.com/truth.html)

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