posted on Jul, 17 2010 @ 09:48 PM
Originally posted by shapeshiftress
reply to post by PuterMan
Israel invaded Gaza and the West Bank
History is told from one side or the other. But we have an ongoing conflict. Which side you are on depends on the press who writes the news you
watch. Perhaps you would take a moment to read this page of history - www.palestinefacts.org...
Isreal wasn’t who started the trouble. There was a time when the Jews and Palestinians lived in harmony. Who was it that made trouble? The same is
true of the Six Day War. I remember the news back then, it was very pro-Israel.
So do I remember the news and I was in Israel and Jordan just before it happened. I am of course aware of the sites that you quoted and I have many
pages saved from them. Unfortunately, and not surprisingly, they are a little biased being Zionist sites. Equally of course there is bias the other
way on other sites.
On June 5, 1967, Israel launched what it subsequently described as a preemptive attack on Egypt. Initially, Israel falsely claimed at the U.N.
Security Council that the Israeli attack had been in response to an attack by "Egyptian land and air forces". Israel subsequently claimed it had
taken preemptive action because it believed an Egyptian attack was imminent
So here we have it. Israel attacked first, lied about it, and then changed the story.
The article continues
despite the fact that its own intelligence assessment was that, given Israel's military superiority, such an attack was highly unlikely; an
assessment shared by the U.S. intelligence community. Egypt denied planning to attack Israel, saying the Israeli strike was not preemptive but an
unwarranted and illegal act of aggression. Jordan, which had signed a mutual defence treaty with Egypt on May 30, then attacked western Jerusalem and
Now when you go to the article
you will see that it is in dispute however do not jump
to conclusions. The dispute is over the word pre-emptive. You need to read the talk section to get a further insight.
Now the news is different and the perspective from which things are reported has changed. This is the Israel history.
I have to be honest and say to you that really the events up to and including the 6 day war are not particularly relevant to this thread since what I
am discussing is events after 1967. The rights and wrongs of pre-1967 will have to be a discussion for another day.
Subsequent to 1967 it is an undeniable fact that Israel has striven to gain more and more territory in contravention of various UN resolutions and has
behaved in an inhumane manner to the Palestinians, who have retaliated - yes - so would I.
Whether Israel started the 1967 war or not does not have any bearing on the fact that either way they do NOT have the right to treat the Palestinians
the way that they do.
Once again I draw your attention to this article
and ask you if this can be
an acceptable way to behave?
Before continuing hold this thought in mind:
The Jordan Valley holds a special value as it has the largest land reserve in Palestine constituting 28.5% of the area of the West Bank.
- The imposition of Israeli military laws on the region in its capacity as a border strip under the complete control of the Israeli military
- Palestinians are not allowed to move from one place to the other in the Valley, to use their land, to establish basic infrastructure, to engage in
developmental or agricultural projects or even to have access to roads, health center or public utilities
- Israel is carrying out a policy of quiet transfer of Palestinians in the most strategic area of Palestine
- Israeli occupation forces demolished 4 houses and a farm in the villages due to “lack of building permit in Area C.” (I have commented on this
- attacks by Israeli colonists who would attack them daily, damage their tents and confiscate their belonging (colonists - confiscate??)
- the prevention of herding in most of the lands of the Valley, not allowing Palestinians to dig wells or cisterns,
- Israeli occupation forces monopolized the right of water excavation and well digging in the Jordan Valley and east of the Governorate of Tubas
- n accordance with this policy, Israeli occupation authorities have deprived Palestinians from their share of water estimated to be 250 million m3
- Israeli occupation authorities have dug up deep wells inside the colonies beside Palestinian springs
- Israeli occupation authorities are refusing to supply the water which made the farmers depend only on rain-fed agricultural products.
- Israeli occupation authorities have also extended its control over the grazing areas of the Wadi as it prevented Palestinian shepherds and herders
from herding in these lands
I am stopping there as that should be sufficient for you to see that it is impossible for you to support the Israeli Government in this whether you
are an Israeli, a Jew or Goyim.
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[edit on 17/7/2010 by PuterMan]