During 1947 a plan to form two separate states one Jewish and the other Arab: this came about by the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine. While the Jews accepted the partition plan with seemingly little upset the Arabs rejected it. With the Arabs rejection came about a civil war later in the year of 1947, and a year later the establishment of the State of Israel came to be. “The Palestinians became dispossessed refugees throughout the Middle East after the state of Israel” This means that the Palestinians were forced out of their homes; thus, making them practically exiles. (Emadi) The remaining areas of Palestine were divided between Jordan and Egypt. During 1950-1967 most Palestinians lived in refugee camps, and unemployment and poverty was high in the Gaza Strip. “Arabs opposed the Israeli occupation of Palestine an...
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“Palestine… is where the Palestinian Arab people were born, on which it grew, developed and exceled…. [Its] willed dispossession and expulsion… was achieved by organized terror. In Palestine and in exile, the Palestinian Arab people never faltered and never abandoned its conviction in its rights of return and independence….and the right of sovereignty over territory and homeland…. The Palestinian National Council… hereby declares the establishment of the State of Palestine on our Palestinian territory…
--Palestinian Declaration of Independence, November 15, 1988 (Yiftached)
Even though the Israel and Palestinian Conflict started out to be based on both of them having historical claims of geography and culture, it eventually turned in to a conflict of religion; thus, makes it almost to live side by side in a peaceful coexistence.
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