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Ever since the dawn of humanity, groups of people have gone to war with each other over a countless number of reasons. Some of these reasons are political, some are religious, and some are just for profit. It is unfortunate that in this day and age war still exists. One of the most provocative and longest lasting conflicts going on today is the conflict between the nation of Israel and the Palestinians. Even the duration of this conflict is controversial, with some saying it started 70 years ago and others saying it goes back 2,000 years.
The battles for these regions have been one for centuries. The British Mandate for Palestine was first established in 1922 after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire causing heavy disputes among the Jewish community and Arabs. Since then several violent incidents have occurred resulting in numerous amounts of casualties among civilians and security personnel. In 2005 Israeli forces finally withdrew from the two separate territories giving full leadership to the Hamas allowing the Palestinian community an administrator of government in two separate territories. Since the Israeli removal from these territories, a heave fear of personal security and ethnic cleansing began to be the focus, especially for terrorists and suicide bombers.
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