When I read anything that originates from the Palestinian side of the aisle, I find a total disregard of the facts and a statement founded on half-truths and hatred for the Jews. The following article is just one such statement.
Fatah Commissioner of International Relations Nabil Shaath: “Our cause is just. Our right to the armed struggle is an indisputable right. The Israelis didn’t come here through negotiations. They did not come at our request. They are usurpers who came with weapons to murder and tried to expel [us]. They succeeded in expelling a large part of our people by force. Therefore, our right to the armed struggle is indisputable… We are humane people. We want to liberate our homeland. After we liberate our homeland, we will have no problem with living in a democratic state in which Jews, Muslims and Christians live – in a Palestinian Arab democratic state… [As a Palestinian] – your cause is just. You are occupied. Your land was stolen. Your rights were taken. Therefore, I’ve never seen any problem with carrying out the armed struggle while diplomatic and political activity supporting your cause is being carried out.”
The so-called Israeli “usurpers” received land at behest of the United Nations in 1948 at the termination of the British administration of Palestine. The land was no more Palestinian than it was Jewish at the time it was perhaps, British, at least in the sense that the British controlled and administered it as a result of the conquest of the Ottoman empire in World War I. The land given the Jews in 1948 was by action of the United Nations. The declaration of statehood was by action of the Jews on May 14, 1948, upon termination of the British Mandate on midnight of that day. On May 15, 1948, the Arabs attacked the Jews. A year later, the Arabs lost the conflict and agreed to armistice lines, boundary lines (less favorable to the Arabs than the U.N. had assigned in 1948) to end the war. In 1967, the Arabs once again initiated war beginning with Egypt in the mobilisation of Egyptian forces along the Israeli border in the Sinai Peninsula. In response, Israel launched a series of preemptive airstrikes against Egyptian airfields. Six days later, the Jews had not only successively defended themselves but had gained territory in the Sinai Peninsula (from Egypt), the Golan Heights (from Syria), the West Bank and East Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount (from Jordan), and the Gaza Strip (from Egypt). To call Israel a “usurper” or to call the land as stolen, is simply a lie — it is backwards; but isn’t that the scent of satan?
Jesus come quickly.