First, it is important to understand that not all Arabs are Muslims, and not all Muslims are Arabs. While a majority of Arabs are Muslims, there are many non-Muslim Arabs. Further, there are significantly more non-Arab Muslims in areas such as Indonesia and Malaysia than there are Arab Muslims.
Fighting continued, almost all of it within the territory assigned to the Palestinian state AboutPalestinians fled or were expelled in the conflict. They were ordered to secure only the sections of Palestine given to the Arabs under the partition plan.
But these regular armies were ill equipped and lacked any central command to coordinate their efforts In reality, the Israeli offensive against the Palestinians intensified. On December 19,he wrote: The Zionist enterprise so far There were literally hundreds of such statements made by Zionists.
Publicly they all continued to speak of coexistence and to attribute the violence to a small minority of zealots and agitators.
But this was merely a public pose. Ben Gurion summed up: I support compulsory transfer. He hoped to see them flee. He said as much to his colleagues and aides in meetings in August, September and October .
Official circles implicitly concede that the Arab population fled as a result of Israeli action — whether directly, as in the case of Lydda and Ramleh, or indirectly, due to the panic that and similar actions the Deir Yassin massacre inspired in Arab population centers throughout Palestine.
However, even though the historical record has been grudgingly set straight, the Israeli establishment still refused to accept moral or political responsibility for the refugee problem it — or its predecessors — actively created.
The records, and companion ones by a United States monitoring unit, can be seen at the British Museum. There was not a single order or appeal, or suggestion about evacuation from Palestine, from any Arab radio station, inside or outside Palestine, in There is a repeated monitored record of Arab appeals, even flat orders, to the civilians of Palestine to stay put.
The village was destroyed that night Khulda was leveled by Jewish bulldozers on 20 April Abu Zureiq was completely demolished Al Mansi and An Naghnaghiya, to the southeast, were also leveled.
By mid, the majority of [the depopulated Arab villages] were either completely or partly in ruins and uninhabitable. It has been repassed no less than twenty-eight times since that first date.
Whereas the moral and political right of a person to return to his place of uninterrupted residence is acknowledged everywhere, Israel has negated the possibility of returnIntroduction The conflict between Palestinian Arabs and Jews is a mod-ern phenomenon, which began around the turn of the 20th century.
Although these two groups have different. Before Israel became a nation, the majority of people dwelling in the region were Palestinians—Arabs who lived in what was then known as Palestine.
On May 14, , Israel was officially declared a state, marking the first Jewish state in over 2, years. Moreover, Arab armies did not invade Israel – virtually all battles were fought on land that was to have been the Palestinian state.
Finally, it is significant to note that Arab armies entered the conflict only after Zionist forces had committed 16 massacres, including the grisly massacre of over men, women, and children at Deir Yassin.
The conflict between Jewish Israelis and Islamic Palestinians begins around late 19th century with the rise Arab nationalism in response to British colonization of the Ottoman Empire. At the start of conflict in the area resides the Balfour Declaration. “Palestine belongs to the Arabs in the same sense that England belongs to the English or France to the French What is going on in Palestine today cannot be justified by any moral code of conduct If they [the Jews] must look to the Palestine of geography as their national home, it is wrong to enter it under the shadow of the British gun.
Introduction The conflict between Palestinian Arabs and Jews is a mod-ern phenomenon, which began around the turn of the 20th century. Although these two groups have different.