- In general, it seems that many Western governments and media present the events without mentioning the cause of the problem: It dates back to 1948 with the establishment of Israel, the dissolution of Palestinian society and the forced relocation that made two-thirds of the Palestinian population refugees without the right to return to their own home country. This is what it is nakba (disaster in Arabic); it took place 73 years ago and has lasted until today.
- Although I understand that it is part of the British colonial mentality, I still find it surprising that the British offered Palestine to Jews from Europe who suffered under anti-Semitism and the Holocaust.
The Palestinians had nothing to do with this terrible and tragic historical phase. The colonial power's slogan "A land without people for a people without land" to justify the settlement of Jews from Europe and the expulsion of Palestinians from their land is simply a lie. I and many other Palestinians have family trees and other documents that show that we have lived in Palestine for centuries. My family tree dates back to 1636 and shows that we have been here in Palestine for some time.
- I also think it is incredible that the UN decided to divide Palestine. The UN divided a country – a country the organization did not own – to give over half of this country to what is now called Israel.
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