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In 1830,on the eve of Muhammad Ali's invasion,the Ottoman Porte transferred control of the sanjaks of Jerusalem and Nablus to Abdullah Pasha,the governor of Acre. According to Silverburg,in regional and cultural terms this move was important for creating an Arab Palestine detached from Syria (bilad al-Shams). According to Pappe,it was an attempt to reinforce the Syrian front in face of Muhammad Ali's invasion. 
Two years later,in 1832,Palestine was conquered by Muhammad Ali's Egypt,but in 1840,Britain intervened and returned control of the Levant to the Ottomans in return for further capitulations. The end of the 19th century saw the beginning of Zionist immigration and the Revival of the Hebrew language. The movement was publicly supported by Great Britain during World War I with the Balfour Declaration of 1917.
originally posted by: conz1992
a reply to: dashen
I can't answer your question but I can only add how frustrating it is seeing news artciles roping the Gazan/Palastinian civilians in this conflict between Hamas and Israel, because that's what it is. It's as if they want the public to think these innocent civilians have an involvment in this, so their deaths are 'justified' - Debated with a few people recentley with this view).
I really don't think these civilians wanted this, who would want a very unfair conflict in their 'homeland' anyway? I'm not even 100% sure if they actually did vote Hamas in or if Hamas forced their way to political power, I mean they say the Palastinian people voted them in but, you can never be too sure I guess.
I would like to also know when the people last had 'power' in their country...From what I've read the Israel/Palastine bit of land just seems to be anyones (before it was claimed as Israels), back when Jews and Muslims lived there peacefully.
originally posted by: stormbringer1701
that's nonsense. No one can deny the historical nations of Israel and Judea that goes back thousands of years. if anyone has claims to have been driven out of their homeland it is the Jews.
time is growing short. the 1948 mandate marks the beginning of the generation of the fig. the last generation prior to the second advent of Christ. this will all end before the last person who was alive in 1948 when that happened dies. And it will not go well for the enemies of Israel.