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Israel was actually born out of terrorism: notorious Jewish terror groups such as the Irgun and the Stern Gang had attacked the British as well as the Palestinian Arabs who had lived there thousands of years. In 1917 British Foreign Secretary Arthur J. Balfour declared that Britain supported the establishment of a national home for the Jews in Palestine. At that time there were 56,000 Jews and 600,000 Arabs living in Palestine. The Balfour Declaration emphasized, "it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine." In 1946 the Irgun bombed the King David Hotel in Jerusalem killing 91. The UN in 1947 divided Palestine roughly equally into an Arab state and a Jewish state, leaving Jerusalem an international city since it is holy to both religions. At that time the Jewish population in Palestine was one third of the total but Jews owned only 6-7% of the land. The Israelis wanted the land but not the people. The Stern Gang assassinated Count Folke Bernadotte, the Swedish UN mediator, in 1948. The Irgun and the Stern Gang played major roles in the 1948 terrorist ethnic cleansing of Arab civilians, as is well-documented, village-by-village, in the book “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine” by renowned Israeli historian Ilan Pappe. This included the massacre of the Arab village of Deir Yassin in which thirty babies were slaughtered while their mothers were raped and killed, along with many others. The massacre was proudly advertised by the Jewish leadership in order to sow terror and induce other Arabs to flee. Israeli leader Ben-Gurion established an ethnic cleansing cabal, known as the Consultancy, which devised a "Plan Dalet" in March 1948 to systematically eliminate the Palestinian Arabs through terrorism, mass murder and expulsion, bombarding Arab villages and villagers, burning and demolishing homes, planting mines, carrying out massacres of innocent civilians, employing torture, throwing bombs into crowds, shooting villagers in their beds at night, blowing up inhabited houses at night, destroying crops, olive groves, citrus groves, etc. Thousands of Arabs died and in six months there were 800,000 Palestinian refugees. The native Palestinians had no chance. The idea was not only to terrorize the population but also to incite a desire for retaliation so as to provide an excuse for even greater violence in a situation characterized by a huge mismatch of power even when Arab armies tried to come to their rescue. Then in 1967 Israel started a land-grabbing war and took over all of Palestine and parts of neighboring countries. UN Security Council Resolution 242 (1967) calls on Israel to withdraw from the occupied territory since the acquisition of territory by war is inadmissible. Israel remains in violation of international law, UN Security Council Resolutions, and the Geneva Convention.
Posted By: willbheard | November 25, 2010 at 03:35 PM