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Group.png Palestine  
Capital cityJerusalem, Ramallah
LocationMiddle East
Typenation state
Interest ofMax Blumenthal, Dan Cohen, Jonathan Cook, Andrew Feinstein, Jacob de Haan, Hamas, Jeremy R. Hammond, HonestReporting, Rania Khalek, Gidi Markuszower, Alison Weir, Hilary Wise
Member ofArab League, International Criminal Court
Another victim of the British empire, Palestine is recognised by most UN member states.

Palestine, recognised officially as the State of Palestine by the United Nations and other entities, is a de jure sovereign state[1][2] in Western Asia claiming the West Bank (bordering Israel and Jordan) and Gaza Strip (bordering Israel and Egypt)[3] with Jerusalem as the designated capital, although its administrative centre is currently located in Ramallah.

The entirety of the State of Palestine has been occupied since 1948, first by Egypt and Jordan and then by Israel after the Six-Day War in 1967.[4] The Occupied Palestinian Territory has a population of 5,051,953 as of February 2020, ranked 121st in the world.[5]


Forever Wars in the Middle East
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While it was already inhabited for centuries before, deep politics first became part when religion became slowly integrated into human culture when Israel was officially vassalised by Egypt in the Late Bronze Age. In the Iron Age, the kingdoms of Israel and Judah were established with Judaism, Samaritanism, Christianity, Islam, Druzism, Baha'ism, and a variety of other religious movements. Throughout the course of human history, the Land of Israel has come under the sway or control of various entities. Many groups from Arabs, Persians, Ottoman, Romans and a dozens of other conquered the state, it was one of the first economical hubs in the Middle East and often was a symbolic place after the emergence of religion even before the start of the first millennium.

Full article: Israeli–Palestinian conflict

World War 2 and the Balfour Declaration caused the formation of a Zionist deep state of Israel at the will of Zionists who largely settled in the 1800s. Israel was founded in 1948 and remained and expanded ever since, despite numerous attacks.[6]


The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) is an organisation founded in 1964 with the purpose of the "liberation of Palestine" through armed struggle. It is recognized as the "sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people" by over 100 states with which it holds diplomatic relations,[7][8] and has enjoyed observer status at the United Nations since 1974.[9][10][11]

The PLO was considered by the United States and Israel to be a terrorist organisation until the 1991 Madrid Conference, even though Israel funded Hamas in the meantime;

“Israel first encountered Islamists that would later form Hamas in Gaza in the 1970s. Back then they seemed focused on studying the Quran, not on confrontation with Israel.

Israel realised that it could use the organisation to help splinter Palestinian society in the Gaza Strip and hurt the PLO which dominated Palestinian politics. So Israel helped and even gave funds to Hamas in the 1980s so it could establish itself in Gaza. The Israeli government officially recognised the precursor to Hamas, called "Mujama Al-Islamiya" back then, registered the group as a charity and even supported it with funds to help it spread its influence in Gaza and in the occupied Palestinian territories.

At the time, Israel's main enemy was the late Yasser Arafat's Fatah party, which formed the heart of the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO). Fatah was secular and cast in the mould of other revolutionary, leftist guerrilla movements waging insurgencies elsewhere in the world during the Cold War. Israel's military-led administration in Gaza in the 1980's looked favourably on Hamas, which set up a wide network of schools, clinics, a library and kindergartens. Israel also endorsed the establishment of the Islamic University of Gaza. Crucially, Israel often stood aside when the Islamists and their secular left-wing Palestinian rivals battled, sometimes violently, for influence in both Gaza and the West Bank. Documents from the 1980's show that Israel enabled Hamas to act in the first Intifada so as to enable it to strengthen, thus to cause a splitting of the Palestinian nation – in order to weaken the PLO which was responsible for the Intifada.

“Hamas, to my great regret, is Israel’s creation.” says retired Israeli official Avner Cohen, a former Israeli official who worked in Gaza for more than two decades in an interview to the Wall Street Journal. Brig. Gen. Yitzhak Segev, who was the Israeli military governor in Gaza in the early 1980s, told a New York Times reporter that he had helped finance the Palestinian Islamist movement as a “counterweight” to the secularists and leftists of the PLO and the Fatah party, led by Yasser Arafat (who himself referred to Hamas as “a creature of Israel.”).

General Segev himself even admits to funding Hamas himself with Israeli taxpayers' money that was later used to kill the same people who were funding them.[12]
Dispropaganda (2021)  [13]



According to NGO Amnesty International, the increased amounts of protests in Palestine in 2021 "were emblematic of the oppression which Palestinians have faced every day, for decades. The discrimination, the dispossession, the repression of dissent, the killings and injuries – all are part of a system which is designed to privilege Jewish Israelis at the expense of Palestinians. This is apartheid. Amnesty International’s new investigation shows that Israel imposes a system of oppression and domination against Palestinians across all areas under its control: in Israel and the OPT, and against Palestinian refugees, in order to benefit Jewish Israelis. This amounts to apartheid as prohibited in international law. Laws, policies and practices which are intended to maintain a cruel system of control over Palestinians, have left them fragmented geographically and politically, frequently impoverished, and in a constant state of fear and insecurity."

Segregated streets. Settler violence. Military harassment. This happens all over the occupied West Bank, but perhaps nowhere are these scenes more concentrated than in the Old City of Hebron. The once vibrant Palestinian cultural centre is now ground zero of Israeli apartheid - AJ+

These policies against the people in Palestine include;

  1. Fragmentation into domains of control
  2. At the heart of the system is keeping Palestinian separated from each other into distinct territorial, legal and administrative domains
  3. Dispossession (or land grabbing) of land and property
  4. Decades of discriminatory land and property seizures, home demolitions and forced evictions
  5. Segregation and control
  6. A system of laws and policies that keep Palestinians restricted to enclaves, subject to several measures that control their lives, and segregated from Jewish Israelis.
  7. Deprivation of economic & social rights
  8. The deliberate impoverishment of Palestinians keeping them at great disadvantage in comparison to Jewish Israelis[14]

Shin Bet rape

Intelligence agency Shin Bet has been accused of threatening or using rape against girls, women and underage boys if they aren't Zionists, arresting them under fake laws.[15][16]


The Intercept reported in 2021 that Facebook is deleting accounts at the Direction of the US and Israeli Governments.[17]

Facebook representatives and the Israeli government have conspired at least since COVID-19 to determine which Facebook accounts of Palestinians should be deleted on the ground that they constituted “incitement.” The meetings — called for and presided over by one of the most extremist and authoritarian Israeli officials, pro-settlement Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked — came after Israel threatened Facebook that its failure to voluntarily comply with Israeli deletion orders would result in the enactment of laws requiring Facebook to do so, upon pain of being severely fined or even blocked in the country. The predictable results of those meetings are now clear and well-documented. Ever since, Facebook has been on a censorship rampage against Palestinian activists who protest the decades-long, illegal Israeli occupation, all directed and determined by Israeli officials. Indeed, Israeli officials have been publicly boasting about how obedient Facebook is when it comes to Israeli censorship orders: Shortly after news broke earlier this month of the agreement between the Israeli government and Facebook, Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Tel Aviv had submitted 158 requests to the social media giant over the previous four months asking it to remove content it deemed “incitement.” She said Facebook had granted 95 percent of the requests and officials even boasted about FBs "help".[18]

Controversial laws

In 2022, Israel's parliament passed a law denying naturalisation to Palestinians from the occupied West Bank or Gaza married to Israeli citizens, forcing thousands of Palestinian families to either emigrate or live apart.[19]

In 2023, a law was passed in the Knesset that gave "nationalistic" acts of rape harsher sentences targeted at Arab on Jewish rape while maintaining lower sentences for people in a forced sexual act of the same ethnicity and/or religion.[20]

Ethnic bioweapons

According to a 1998 report in the Sunday Times, Israel is developing a biological weapon that would harm Arabs while leaving Jews unaffected. The report, citing Israeli military and western intelligence sources, says that scientists are trying to identify distinctive genes carried by Arabs to create a genetically modified bacterium or virus.[21][22]

The "ethno-bomb" program is based at Israel's Nes Ziona research facility. Scientists are trying to use viruses and bacteria to alter DNA inside living cells and attack only those cells bearing Arabic genes.

A scientist there said the task was hugely complicated because both Arabs and Jews are of semitic origin. But he added: "They have, however, succeeded in pinpointing a particular characteristic in the genetic profile of certain Arab communities, particularly the Iraqi people." The disease could be spread by spraying the organisms into the air or putting them in water supplies. `

Prisoners as guinea pigs

Full article: Black sites

The Mossad whistleblower Victor Ostrovsky tells how prisoners were brought to black sites for experiments in the 1970s-1980s, never to come out alive[23]:

It was Uri who enlightened me regarding the Nes Ziyyona facility. It was, he said, an ABC warfare laboratory — ABC standing for atomic, biological and chemical. It was where our top epidemiological scientists were developing various doomsday machines. Because we were so vulnerable and would not have a second chance should there be an all-out war in which this type of weapon would be needed, there was no room for error. The Palestinian infiltrators came in handy in this regard. As human guinea pigs, they could make sure the weapons the scientists were developing worked properly and could verify how fast they worked and make them even more efficient.[23]

The "hospital in Baltimore" is presumably Johns Hopkins:

Years later I met Uri again. This time he was in the Mossad, a veteran katsa in the AI department, and I was a rookie. He had come back from an assignment in South Africa. I was then a temporary help desk man in the Dardasim department in liaison, helping him prepare for a large shipment of medication to South Africa to accompany several Israeli doctors who were headed for some humanitarian work in Soweto, a black township in Johannesburg. The doctors were to assist in treating patients at an outpatients clinic for the Baragwanath hospital ...The hospital and the clinic were supported by a hospital in Baltimore, which served as a cut-out for the Mossad.

"What is the Mossad doing giving humanitarian assistance to blacks in Soweto?" I remember asking him. There was no logic to it; no short term political gain (which was how the Mossad operated) or any visible monetary advantage. "Do you remember Nes Ziyyona?" His question sent shivers up my spine. I nodded.

"This is very much the same. We're testing both new infectious diseases and new medication that can't be tested on humans in Israel, for several of the Israeli medicine manufacturers. This will tell them whether they are on the right track, saving them millions in research."[23]


In the 2020s, several hostilities occurred, including the 2023-2024 Israel-Hamas War, which Israeli scholar Ilan Pappé pointed to as a new attempt to delegitimize Palestinians.[24] Palestinian Iceberg.jpg

Nelson Mandela on Palestine

In 1990 Nelson Mandela visited the United States for the first time after being freed from 27 years of imprisonment in apartheid South Africa.

Here, in sectioned out footage of Ted Koppel's interview on ABC News, Nelson Mandela sets out his forthright views on Palestine, Israel and Yasser Arafat, and thanks Fidel Castro of Cuba and Muammar Gaddafi of Libya for their unconditional support in the ANC's struggle against apartheid:

Nelson Mandela speaks about Palestine


An example

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Two-state solutionPrivate Eye's two-state solution in October 2023: A state of war... and a state of more war


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2023-2024 Israel-Hamas War“There had already been a significant increase in violence by Israeli settlers this year, even before the Hamas attack, according to UN data, with more than 100 incidents reported each month and about 400 people driven from their land between January and August.

Israeli human rights organisation B'Tselem told the BBC that since the attack, it had documented "a concerted and organised effort by settlers to use the fact that the entire international and local attention is focused on Gaza and the north of Israel to try to seize land in the West Bank". Partial data compiled by B'Tselem, covering the first six days after the Hamas attack, recorded at least 46 separate incidents in which it said settlers threatened, physically attacked or damaged the property of Palestinians in the West Bank.

"A lot of shepherding families and communities have fled because they were threatened in the past week by settlers," said Roy Yellin, a spokesman for B'Tselem. "Settlers have been giving residents a deadline to leave and telling them if they don't they will be harmed. And some villages have been totally emptied out."”
Joel Gunter
George Carlin“Sanctity of life. You believe in it? Personally, I think it’s a bunch of shit. Well, I mean, life is sacred? Who said so? God? Hey, if you read history, you realize that God is one of the leading causes of death. Has been for thousands of years. Hindus, Muslims, Jews, Christians all taking turns killing each other ‘cause God told them it was a good idea. The sword of God, the blood of the land, vengeance is mine. Millions of dead motherfuckers. Millions of dead motherfuckers all because they gave the wrong answer to the God question. “You believe in God?” “No.” Boom. Dead. “You believe in God?” “Yes.” “You believe in my God? “No.” Boom. Dead. “My God has a bigger dick than your God!” Thousands of years. Thousands of years, and all the best wars, too. The bloodiest, most brutal wars fought, all based on religious hatred.”George Carlin
Election/Fraud“I do not think we should have pushed for an election in the Palestinian territories. I think that was a big mistake. And if we were going to push for an election, then we should have made sure that we did something to determine who was going to win.”Hillary Clinton2006
Sigrid Kaag“Happily there were pro-Israeli demonstrators in Tel-Aviv that said the road of Benjamin Netanyahu, that soundbite, with an almost racist demagogue.... about the Palestinian peace-partner that has been isolated. But look at their environments, day in, day out, 1 million people are prisoners.”Sigrid Kaag10 June 1996
Daniel Pipes“There can be either an Israel or a Palestine, but not both. To think that two states can stably and peacefully coexist in the small territory between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea is to be either naive or duplicitous. If the last seventy years teach anything, it is that there can be only one state west of the Jordan River. Therefore, to those who ask why the Palestinians must be deprived of a state, the answer is simple: grant them one and you set in motion a chain of events that will lead either to its extinction or the extinction of Israel.”Daniel PipesApril 1990



1948 Palestine war
2023-2024 Israel-Hamas WarHamas attack on dozens of illegal Israeli settlements in Southern Israel provoking mass retaliatory killings by Israel. Corporate media call it the Israeli "9-11", while critics of Israel refer to "10-7" as a staged, military operation in order to manufacture consent for a disproportionate response.
2023-2024 Israel-Hamas War/October 7Hamas attacks Israeli settlements in Southern Israel, mass raping and abducting, which get called an Israeli "9-11" by CCM. The NYT and Al Jazeera claimed the Israeli government knew of the impending attack, ignored warnings, shot some of their own civilians, made up several stories and used the resulting increased death toll to go on a revenge killing spree in the 2023 Israeli invasion of Gaza.
Bombing of the King David Hotel
Itamar attack



Palestinian Liberation Organisation


Citizens of Palestine on Wikispooks

Ziad Abu-Amr1950Double Bilderberger Palestinian leader who attended Georgetown
Hussain Hashem Al-Hussaini9 September 1965
Nihad Awad1964
David Ben-Gurion16 October 18861 December 1973
Levi Eshkol25 October 189526 February 1969
Ahmed Jibril19387 July 2021
Mohammed Nashashibi192527 January 2020Finance minister in Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority, went to the 2001 Bilderberg
Abu NidalMay 1937August 2002Terrorist known for his attacks creating spectacularly a bad image for the Palestinian cause. Was probably recruited by the Mossad, and for decades used to commit assassinations and bombings under false flag.
Edward Said1 November 193524 September 2003


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  1. "The de jure State of Palestine under Belligerent Occupation: Application for Admission to the United Nations"
  2. "Is Palestine now a state?"
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  8. "Isolated states: a comparative analysis"
  9. United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3210. "Invites the Palestine Liberation Organisation, the representative of the Palestinian people, to participate in the deliberations of the General Assembly on the question of Palestine in plenary meetings."
  10. United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3236. "Having heard the statement of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, the representative of the Palestinian people, …"
  11. United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3237
  22. The Times article is republished here
  23. a b c Victor Ostrovsky The Other Side of Deception page 188-189