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War in Israel and Palestine By: Aquila,Victoria, Ebony,Devonte,Jerrod
Beginning in the late 19 th century… The Zionist Movement arose to restore the Jews to Israel since it had been conquered before by the Romans, Palestine, and Arabs. A declaration known as the Balfur Declaration (signed in 1979) stated that Britain could legally have a home for the Jews which ignored the fact that the Arabs that were living there.
And the war officially began… The Jews preceded to come in and take the Arabians land. The Jews were Led by Grand Mufti Hajj Amin El Husseini.They rioted and later revolted Jewish immigration halted the Palestine invasion. Shortly after the holocaust pressured Britain to get the Jews in Israeli faster. In 1947, the UN partitioned the land into Arab & Jewish states. The Arabs rejected and the war broke out…
Conflict and Key Issues of War The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an ongoing dispute between Israel and the Palestinians. Although the conflict is wide-ranging, the key issues are border security, water rights, control of Jerusalem, land rights, and legalities concerning refugees. The violence resulting from the conflict has prompted other security and human rights concerns on both sides and internationally. It forms part of the wider Arab-Israeli conflict.
Key Issues Continued Many attempts have been made to broker a two-state solution, which would entail the creation of an independent Palestinian state along side an independent Jewish state or next to the state of Israel ( after Israel establishment in 1948). As of 2009, a majority of both Israelis and Palestinians, according to a number of polls, prefer the two-state solution over any other solution as a means of resolving the conflict. Within Israeli and Palestinians society, the conflict generates a wide variety of views and opinions. This highlights the deep divisions which exist not only between Israeli and Palestinians, but also within each society.
Intifada The intifada started in December of 1987. It all began when children started throwing stones at the police officers because they were mad at them for killing people. It was the only activity that anyone did during this time. The children were known as the “Children of Stones”. During the intifada, people were beaten, embarrassed, harassed, killed, etc. The only so-called role models during this time were the kids who were wanted by the authorities. Due to these actions, children became traumatized.
Casualty figures for the Israel-Palestinian conflict YEARDEATHSINJURIES Palestinians | Israelis 2008-26.12.08464 34 2007396 131843 322 2006678 253194 377 2005216 481260 484 total1754 1176297 1183 Just think of how many people the U.S is killing. I mean, our country DOES support Israel… but just look at all the people who have died because of us.
92.5% were exposed to tear gas 42% were beaten 55% witnessed beatings 4.5% had broken bones 85% were exposed to night raids 19% were detained for a short amount of time PERCENTAGES
Effects of the Gaza War Gaza lost nearly $2 billion in assets, including 4,000 homes destroyed Between 35% and 60% of the agriculture industry was wrecked More than 50,800 Gaza's were left homeless Schools and universities in southern Israel began to close due to rocket threats on December 27 60% of the agricultural land in the north of the Gaza Strip may no longer be arable 80 percent of the population cannot support themselves and are dependent on humanitarian assistance A satellite-based damage assessment of the Gaza Strip by the U.S. revealed 2,692 destroyed and severely damaged buildings
50 nations donated humanitarian aid to Gaza; the U.S. donated over $20 million 219 factories were destroyed or severely damaged during the Israeli military operation
Peace in Gaza War In July 2000 president bill Clinton tried to settle a peace treaty Approximately 95% of the west bank and gaza strip He also propose temporary israeli control Indefinitely over another 10% of the west bank territory