|Max Blumenthal, Dan Cohen, Jonathan Cook, Andrew Feinstein, Jacob de Haan, Jeremy R. Hammond, HonestReporting, Rania Khalek, Gidi Markuszower, Alison Weir, Hilary Wise
|Arab 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 in Western Asia claiming the West Bank (bordering Israel and Jordan) and Gaza Strip (bordering Israel and Egypt) 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. The Occupied Palestinian Territory has a population of 5,051,953 as of February 2020, ranked 121st in the world.
- 1 Origin
- 2 Leadership
- 3 Apartheid
- 4 2020s
- 5 Nelson Mandela on Palestine
- 6 An example
- 7 Related Quotations
- 8 Events
- 9 Group
- 10 Citizens of Palestine on Wikispooks
- 11 Related Documents
- 12 References
|Forever Wars in the Middle East
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
- 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.
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, and has enjoyed observer status at the United Nations since 1974.
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.”).
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;
- Fragmentation into domains of control
- At the heart of the system is keeping Palestinian separated from each other into distinct territorial, legal and administrative domains
- Dispossession (or land grabbing) of land and property
- Decades of discriminatory land and property seizures, home demolitions and forced evictions
- Segregation and control
- 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.
- Deprivation of economic & social rights
- The deliberate impoverishment of Palestinians keeping them at great disadvantage in comparison to Jewish Israelis
Shin Bet rape
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".
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.
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.
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.
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
- Full article: Black sites
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.
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."
Nelson Mandela on Palestine
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
|Private Eye's two-state solution in October 2023: A state of war... and a state of more war
|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."”
|“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.”
|“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.”
|“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.”
|10 June 1996
|“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.”
|1948 Palestine war
|2023-2024 Israel-Hamas War
|A new attack on dozens of illegal Israeli settler towns in Southern Israel resulting in mass Israeli revenge killings in Gaza. Called an Israeli "9-11".<a href="#cite_note-1"></a>
Called a staged, military operation to manufacture consent for a disproportionate military response by critics of Israel.<a href="#cite_note-2"></a>
|Bombing of the King David Hotel
|Palestinian Liberation Organisation
Citizens of Palestine on Wikispooks
|Double Bilderberger Palestinian leader who attended Georgetown
|Hussain Hashem Al-Hussaini
|9 September 1965
|16 October 1886
|1 December 1973
|25 October 1895
|26 February 1969
|7 July 2021
|27 January 2020
|Finance minister in Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority, went to the 2001 Bilderberg
|Terrorist 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.
|1 November 1935
|24 September 2003
|Document:A Massacre is Not a Massacre
|3 June 2010
|Document:Anatomy of a Scandal: Israel Crucifies Corbyn
|14 August 2014
|Michael W. Howard
|"Tom Watson has it backward: the 'eternal shame and embarrassment' come when Labour, swallowing whatever pride it has left, meekly submits to being harassed and blackmailed by a foreign power and its vulgar propagandists. Jeremy Corbyn, it seems, is gearing up to do just that. Chalk one up for Goebbels."
|Document:Batley and Spen by-election: Palestine becomes potential dealbreaker
|18 June 2021
|According to Coral, Galloway is currently on 50/1 odds to win, compared to 2/1 for Leadbeater and 2/5 for Conservative candidate Ryan Stephenson. William Hill has the Conservatives on 1/3, Labour at 5/2 and the WPGB at 33/1.
|Document:British Jewish Zionist MP Gerald Kaufman says Israel acting like Nazis in Gaza
|"However many Palestinians the Israelis murder in Gaza, they cannot solve this existential problem by military means. It is time for peace, but real peace, not the solution by conquest which is the Israelis' real goal but which it is impossible for them to achieve. They are not simply war criminals; they are fools."
|Document:Condemnation of mass killings in Gaza
|15 May 2018
|"The deliberate targeting of civilians by the Israeli army – inside the territory of Gaza – constitutes a war crime and crime against humanity. Those responsible must be brought to justice – in conformity with the Statute and on the basis of the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) of which Palestine is a State Party."
|Document:Former Labour leader honoured by Palestinian Forum
|19 December 2021
|Jeremy Corbyn receives award for ‘remarkable efforts’ to support Palestinians against oppression
|Document:Goliath's Revenge - Israel and Apartheid South Africa
|5 January 2024
|"During the apartheid years I practised as a human rights lawyer and one of my colleagues defended a young boy, charged with assaulting a police officer. He had thrown a stone at the man, who was on board a tank-like military vehicle, but had arrogantly left his helmet off. A law in force with regard to firearms required a warning shot to be fired in certain circumstances. The prosecutor then demanded of the latter-day David: ‘Why did you not throw a warning stone?’"
|Document:I am Israel
|6 November 2018
|A prose poem detailing the history of the displacement and dispossession of native Palestinians from their ancestral land, the destruction of their homes and the decimation of their livelihoods between 1947 and the present, by Zionist Israel and its enablers
|Document:Jeremy Corbyn says “I Condemn Violence Against All Civilians, Why Can’t Keir Starmer?”
|12 October 2023
|In an interview with LBC, Keir Starmer was asked whether “cutting off power and water” to 2 million people, half of whom are children, was appropriate. He agreed that Israel “has that right”. Where is the empathy for Palestinians who have lost their loved ones, their homes and their futures? What happened to the universal application of international law?
|Document:Jewish terrorism in UN-mandate Palestine 1945-48
|1 October 1948
|Timeline-type list of Jewish violence in 'UN-Mandate Palestine' from 1945 to 1948 inclusive.
|Document:Keir Starmer's ‘antisemitism’ sacking is a signal that Israel is safe in his hands
|29 June 2020
|Crackdown by UK Labour leader on left-wing rival will subdue critics of Israel in his party ahead of Israel's annexation move
|Document:Open letter to Ban Ki-Moon from Richard Falk
|7 February 2016
|On-the-button open letter from Richard Falk to Ban Ki-moon about Israeli attacks on the latter for his modest, reasonable and accurate criticism of Israeli policy - Schadenfreude would be understandable in light of Richard Falks experience at Moon's hands.
|Document:Outside In: The Trump Administration’s Plan to Remake the Middle East
|10 October 2018
|Benjamin Netanyahu refers to his doctrine as Outside In: first you pacify the Outside and ally with the Sunni Arab states (Egypt and Saudi Arabia) outside of Israel, then, in exchange, you extract a peace plan out of them that you then impose Inside on a Palestine now devoid of allies and leave it helpless to hold out against a peace plan forced on the Palestinians by Donald Trump.
|Document:President Abbas’ Rebuke to Theresa May over Palestine
|24 September 2017
|The ignored part of the Balfour Declaration to which Abbas referred is of course: “It being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine.”
|Document:The Dog That Didn't Bark
|30 November 2017
|The Jared Kushner-Mohammed bin Salman peace plan for Palestine is likely to misfire, as have all MBS plans, from pressuring Qatar to vanquishing Yemen. A lot of blood and a lot of money will flow, adding to miseries in the Middle East and elsewhere. The only satisfaction is that now you know who owns the dog that did not bark.
|Document:The White Book And The Isratine Proposal
|8 May 2003
|The White Book's Fundamental Historical Solution: “Isratine” – a single-state solution for Jews and Palestinians to live in peace. Call it the Federal Republic of the Holy Land.
|Document:U.S. troops would enforce peace under Army study
|10 September 2001
|Document:UK Government Should Cancel Prince William’s Visit to Apartheid Israel
|18 April 2018
|BDS National Committee (BNC)
|UK Government Should Cancel Prince William’s Visit to Apartheid Israel
|Document:What is Left for Palestine?
|17 May 2021
|It was a beautiful day in Glasgow yesterday for the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign demo, and it was great to be able to meet up again with so many magnificent and public-spirited people. It was an especially young crowd, which was excellent, and I was able to meet many Palestinians who drew comfort from the public support at a traumatic time.
|Document:‘Turning Gaza into ashes’: Israel propaganda vs the world
|1 November 2023
|It is time to speak about Palestinian rights, Palestinian security and the Palestinian people’s right – in fact, obligation – to defend themselves.
|Document:‘What about the Israeli army killing unarmed Palestinian civilians’
|27 April 2018
|Ken Loach asked the Belgian prime minister: “Mr Michel is a lawyer, did he wonder about Israel’s failure to comply with international law? Has he asked the question of colonisation of the Palestinian territories? Has he asked the question of unarmed Palestinian civilians killed by the Israeli army? Has he asked the question of refugees living under the protection of the United Nations?"
|File:Children in Military Custody.pdf
|9 UK govt. appointed legal experts
|File:Company-Occupied territories trading.pdf
|12 February 2020
|UN/Human Rights Council
|Database of all business enterprises involved in the activities detailed in paragraph 96 of the report of the independent international fact-finding mission to investigate the implications of the Israeli settlements on the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of the Palestinian people throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
|File:The Inheritance of Abraham-Revised.pdf
|18 May 2013
|Church and Society Council
|Church and Society Council
|17 March 2017
|The Apartheid nature of the Israeli State in its treatment of its non-jewish Palestinian population
- "The de jure State of Palestine under Belligerent Occupation: Application for Admission to the United Nations"
- "Is Palestine now a state?"
- "Ban sends Palestinian application for UN membership to Security Council"
- "The Naksa: How Israel occupied the whole of Palestine in 1967"
- "State of Palestine Population (2020) - Worldometer"
- Madiha Rashid al Madfai, Jordan, the United States and the Middle East Peace Process, 1974–1991, Cambridge Middle East Library, Cambridge University Press (1993). ISBN 0-521-41523-3. p. 21:"On 28 October 1974, the seventh Arab summit conference held in Rabat designated the PLO as the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people and reaffirmed their right to establish an independent state of urgency."
- "Isolated states: a comparative analysis"
- 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."
- United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3236. "Having heard the statement of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, the representative of the Palestinian people, …"
- United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3237
- https://theuglytruth70ad.blogspot.com/2020/03/lest-we-forget-israel-planning-ethnic.html The Times article is republished here
- Victor Ostrovsky The Other Side of Deception page 188-189