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1. Where is Palestine?
Palestine covers [covered] what we now call Israel, plus the Occupied Territories. It borders Lebanon in the North. Syria and Jordan in the West. Touches Saudia Arabia and Egypt in the South and the Mediterranean Sea in the East.
2. When was the Land of Palestine inhabited?
The city of Jericho was built by Arabs around 10,000 years ago.
3. Who are the Palestinians?
People who can trace their roots, over many centuries, to the land of Palestine often referred to as the Holy Land.
4. Historical Chronology
3,000 BC Canaanites were the People of Palestine
2,500 BC Canaanites around Jerusalem. Jerusalem established by Jebusites a Canaanite tribe.
2,000 BC Prophet Ibrahim/Abraham migrates to the land of Palestine/Jerusalem.
1842 BC First mention of Jerusalem discovered in a text [Egyptian].
1,700 1,500 BC The rulers of Egypt called Hyksos invade Jerusalem.
1,350 BC First mention of Jerusalem as a city state discovered in an Egyptian letter called the Tel Amarna letter.
1,250 BC Prophet Mussa/Mosses leads his people out of Egypt.
1,200 A people from Greece called the Philistines occupy the Land of Canaan and most probably Jerusalem and ruled it for only 40 years.
1,200 1,020 Jebusites rule the city of Jerusalem.
1,020 BC Prophet Daud/David fought a battle with the Philistines, destroyed them and established the Ancient Israel.
965 BC Prophet Sulayman/Soloman succeeds Daud as the King of Israel.
926 BC Egyptian forces occupy Jerusalem. However, the house of David was allowed to flourish under Egyptian rule!
922 BC After Sulaymans death the Kingdom of Israel was split. Judea with Jerusalem as its capital and Israel destroyed by Babylonians.
701 BC Assyrians capture Jerusalem and make the whole of Judea a tributary state.
587 BC Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon destroys Jerusalem including Sulaymans Temple. All Jews are either killed, exiled or taken prisoners. End of Israel! Only after 400 years!
538 BC Persian King Cyrus captures Jerusalem from Babylonians and allows Jews to return as his citizens. The Jews re-built the Temple.
332 BC Alexander the Great captures Jerusalem.
301 BC Break up of Alexander's kingdom, the Ptolemics of Egypt rule Palestine.
200 BC Greek/Syrian Seleucids capture and rule Jerusalem.
169 BC Seleucid King Antochius destroys and forbids the practice of Judaism.
167 BC Macabbean [Jewish] revolt. Hasmonean dynasty founded, Temple restored.
134 BC Syrians siege Jerusalem.
63 BC Pompey head of Roman Army captures Jerusalem.
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70 AD Titus the roman General destroys the Temple. Jews totally banished from Jerusalem.
135 AD Emperor Hadrian captures Jerusalem, re-name it Aelia Capitolina and expels the remaining Jews.
326 AD Constantine the Roman Emperor became Christian. Christianity became the official religion of the Empire thus began the Christian era of Jerusalem.
614 AD Persians under Khosras occupy Jerusalem.
628 AD Heraclius the Roman Emperor re-occupies Jerusalem.
638 AD The great Caliph Umar liberates Jerusalem.
1099 Christian Crusades occupy Jerusalem.
1187 Salaudeen re-occupies Jerusalem from the Christians.
1229 Jerusalem ceded by treaty for ten years to Crusaders.
1239 Muslims regain control.
1243 Mongols invade Jerusalem.
1517 Under Muslim Ottoman rule.
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9 Dec 1917 Ottoman surrender to British. Jerusalem and Palestine become British Mandate. (Balfour Declaration)
1948 Al Nakba [The Catastrophe] - Britain evacuates and Jews destroy Palestinian villages and the State of Israel is founded.
1948 1967 Between 1948 & 1967 Israel controls West Jerusalem and Jordan control East Jerusalem.
1967 Israel occupies East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
5. How many years did The United Kingdom of Israel last?
For only 98 Years [from 1020 BC to 922 BC]. In 922 it was split into two. Israel, the Northern Kingdom lasted 200 years [922BC to 722BC]. Judea, the Southern Kingdom lasted 336 years [922BC to 586BC].
6. Population of Palestine in 1917?
When the Palestine Problem was created by Britain in 1917 (The Balfour Declaration, November, 1917), more than 90% of the population of Palestine were Arabs. There were at that time no more than 56,000 Jews in Palestine.
7. Where did the Jews come from?
More than half of the Jews living in Palestine at that time were recent immigrants, who had come to Palestine in the preceding decades in order to escape persecution in Europe. And that less than 5% of the population of Palestine were native Palestinian Jews.
8. Who owned the land?
The Arabs of Palestine at that time owned 97.5% of the land, while Jews (native Palestinians and recent immigrants together) owned only 2.5% of the land.
9. Who sold Jews the land?
During the thirty years of British occupation and rule, the Zionists were able to purchase only 3.5% of the land of Palestine, in spite of the encouragement of the British Government. Much of this land was transferred to Zionist bodies by the British Government directly, and was not sold by Arab owners.
10. What was the land ownership in 1947?
When British passed the Palestine Problem to the United Nations in 1947, Zionists owned no more then 6% of the total land area of Palestine.
11. Why did Palestinians reject UN Partition Plan?
Besides the above facts, the General Assembly of the United Nations recommended that a "Jewish State" be established in Palestine. They proposed the Jews should have about 54% of the total area of the country while they only owned 6%.
12. On whose land is Israel established?
Israel illegally occupied (and still occupies) 80.48% of the total land area of Palestinians.
13. When did Israel occupy the Palestinian land?
The territorial expansion took place, for the most part, before 15 May 1948: i.e., before the formal end of the British forces from Palestine, before the entry of Arab armies to protect Palestinian Arabs, and before the Arab-Israeli war? In 1948, 13 towns, 419 villages, and 99 tribal lands were depopulated in order to declare the State of Israel, occupying 78% of Palestine. 85% of Palestinian population "ethnically-cleansed"!
14. The question of refugees?
In 1948, the number of refugees was estimated (by the Conciliation Committee) to be 804,676. In 2000, out of a total (worldwide) Palestinian population of c.8M, some 5M are refugees the largest number of refugees in the World! Many still live in overcrowded, squalid camps, not only in occupied Israel, but also in neighbouring countries of Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.
15. What is Zionism?
Zionism is claimed to be political expression of Jewish nationalism. Before first World War most Jews were against Zionism and today not all Jews are Zionist. Zionism has become a form of racism and the UN in 1975 ruled "Zionism is a form of racism and radical discrimination," which wants to create Palestine [now Israel] into an exclusive Jewish country.
16. Is Anti Zionism a form of Anti Semitism?
Zionist propaganda likes to equate Anti-Zionism as Anti-Semitism. This is to frighten people who campaign for justice in Palestine. Remember opposition to Zionism is not opposition to a people [Jews] but to a political philosophy which claims it is impossible for Jews to be integrated into non-Jewish society.
17. What is Intifada?
It literally means "shaking off", and in this context it means to set free from the Israeli oppression. The first intifada started on 8th Dec 1987 when four Palestinian men queuing at a checkpoint into Gaza were crushed to death by an Israeli army transporter. The second Intifada started on 28th Sept 2000 when Sharon with over 2,000 Israeli soldiers desecrated the Al Aqsa Mosque and killed 4 people.
18. Apartheid in Israel?
Israel has imposed a system of apartheid upon the Arabs who stayed in their homeland. More than 90% of these Arabs live in "security zones"; they alone live under martial law, restricting their freedom to travel from village to village or from town to town. Their children are denied equal opportunities for education, they are denied decent opportunities for work, and the right to receive "equal pay for equal work".
19. What about the western press?
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Israel has always been, and still is, widely portrayed in the Western press as the "bastion of democracy" and the "champion of peace" in the Middle East.
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