posted on Jul, 20 2006 @ 01:38 PM
Is the article really trying to suggest that no-one....not one soul lived in Palestine before the white immigration?????????????
Seems similar to the denial of the existance of an American Indian to me......and we all know how that turned out (one mans settler is anothers ethnic
Be aware that the term "palestinian" does not just denote muslim but also Arab Jews and christian palestinians who lived in the country of Palestine
that existed under Brisitsh rule before 1945
The Israelis often produce the "wasteland" propoganda and then in the same breath go one to confirm the existance of ethinc arab jewish
Do not be fooled this is a war on muslim arabs plain and simple !!!
Population of the British Mandate of Palestine
In 1922 the British undertook the first census of the mandate. The population was 752,048, comprising 589,177 Muslims, 83,790 Jews, 71,464 Christians
and 7,617 persons belonging to other groups. The 1922 figures may refer to both banks of the Jordan river, at least for the non-Jews. After a second
census in 1931, the population had grown to 1,036,339 in total, comprising 761,922 Muslims, 175,138 Jews, 89,134 Christians and 10,145 people
belonging to other groups. There were no further censuses but statistics were maintained by counting births, deaths and migration. Some components
such as illegal immigration could only be estimated approximately. The White Paper of 1939, which placed immigration restrictions on Jews, stated that
the Jewish population "has risen to some 450,000" and was "approaching a third of the entire population of the country". In 1945 a demographic
study showed that the population had grown to 1,764,520, comprising 1,061,270 Muslims, 553,600 Jews, 135,550 Christians and 14,100 people of other
Year Total Muslim Jewish Christian Other
1922 752,048 589,177(78%) 83,790(11%) 71,464(10%) 7,617(1%)
1931 1,036,339 761,922(74%) 175,138(17%) 89,134(9%) 10,145(1%)
1945 1,764,520 1,061,270(60%) 553,600(31%) 135,550(8%) 14,100(1%)
Hardly a wasteland !!
Also e state of Israel was created through acts of terrorism by the jewish population against Great Britain and the Palestinians so is a case of the
pot calling the kettle black with regards to the current palestinian terrorism against Israel
Following the war, 250,000 Jewish refugees were stranded in displaced persons (DP) camps in Europe. Despite the pressure of world opinion, in
particular the repeated requests of US President Harry S. Truman and the recommendations of the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry, the British
refused to lift the ban on immigration and admit 100,000 displaced persons to Palestine. The Jewish underground forces then united and carried out
several attacks against the British. In 1946, the Irgun blew up the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, the headquarters of the British administration,
killing 92 people.
Seeing that the situation was quickly spiraling out of hand, the British announced their desire to terminate their mandate and to withdraw by May
food for thought
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