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An Ongoing Battle in the Mediterranean: Palestine vs Israel

An Ongoing Battle in the Mediterranean: Palestine vs Israel

Tasnim Razzak

The Mediterranean section of the world was once pure beauty. However, with extensive wars and battles over authority and power, the land and its people have degraded to almost being non-existent. The wars between Palestine and Israel were always prevalent.

Britain and Palestine

Palestine youth waving flag

In the 19th century, Britain, who had taken control over Palestine after WW1, had the task of establishing a national home in Palestine for the Jewish minority who resided there as tensions between the Palestinian Arabs and Jews were rising. Since Palestine is the only country that holds significance for Jews, many sought refuge there during the Holocaust of WWII. Thus, the minority Jews were increasing along with the violence between the two groups.

To possibly solve this tension, the UN voted for Palestine to be split into separate Jewish and Arab states, with Jerusalem becoming an international city in 1947 however, this plan was not put into action since the Arab Palestinians did not approve of it as they believed the land was rightfully theirs so they had no reason to share it. Unable to solve the issue, Britain left Palestine in 1948 and Jewish leaders soon declared the creation of the state of Israel.

The Declaration of the State of Israel

The Declaration of the State of Israel
Israel’s Declaration of Independence — May 14, 1948

Palestinians objected to this ruling thus causing a war to occur and result in the forceful exit of thousands of Palestinians. By the time the war had ended, Israel was left in control of much of the land. Since other Arab countries also joined in the war, Jordan had obtained the land which became known as the West Bank, Egypt occupied Gaza, and Jerusalem was divided between Israeli forces in the West and Jordanian forces in the East.

The Palestinians and Israel continued to fight with each other since there was never a peace agreement following the war. This conflict began as a battle over territory as reflected in the result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war which divided the territory into three sections:  the State of Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip.

Over the years following the war, there had been slight changes in territorial divisions due to external as well as internal conflicts however, these conflicts terminated for a period of time as Egypt and Palestine had initiated a peace treaty. However, even after the battles over land stopped, violence between the Palestinians started.

To solve this issue, the Oslo Accords were created to solve the conflict by creating guidelines for the Palestinians to govern themselves and Israel’s government. Then, after a surge of violence between the Israelis and Palestinians occurred once more in 2015, the Palestinians decided they would no longer adhere to the Oslo Accords. Since then there has been, as in the past, a bitter war going on between the two respective parties.

Current Situation

Palestine and Israel

Just this year, Palestine has actually been wiped off the map as Israel is now the only one country being recognized out of the two. Additionally, even though before 2015 there was a level of peace between the two, there had been clashes and outbreaks of violence. The surges of violence were such including multiple deaths on both sides.

Peace talks have been taking place on and off for more than 25 years, but so far have not solved the conflict. As of present-day, Israel is taking over Palestine and leaving the Arab Palestinians victims to Israel’s attacks. Thousands of these Palestinians are suffering and soon will be without an official home. Although this issue may not pertain to many of us directly, the pain of humanity is felt throughout thus, we must help these people gain what is rightfully theirs for the sake of mankind and the future.

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Peace talks have been taking place on and off for more than 25 years, but so far have not solved the conflict. As of present-day, Israel is taking over Palestine and leaving the Arab Pales victims to Israel’s attacks. Thousands of these Palestinians are suffering and soon will be without an official home. Although this issue may not pertain to many of us directly, the pain of humanity is felt throughout thus, we must help these people gain what is rightfully theirs for the sake of mankind and the future.

Peace talks have been taking place on and off for more than 25 years, but so far have not solved the conflict. As of present-day, Israel is taking over Palestine and leaving the Arab Pales victims to Israel’s attacks. Thousands of these Palestinians are suffering and soon will be without an official home. Although this issue may not pertain to many of us directly, the pain of humanity is felt throughout thus, we must help these people gain what is rightfully theirs for the sake of mankind and the future.

Peace talks have been taking place on and off for more than 25 years, but so far have not solved the conflict. As of present-day, Israel is taking over Palestine and leaving the Arab Pales victims to Israel’s attacks. Thousands of these Palestinians are suffering and soon will be without an official home. Although this issue may not pertain to many of us directly, the pain of humanity is felt throughout thus, we must help these people gain what is rightfully theirs for the sake of mankind and the future.

Peace talks have been taking place on and off for more than 25 years, but so far have not solved the conflict. As of present-day, Israel is taking over Palestine and leaving the Arab Pales victims to Israel’s attacks. Thousands of these Palestinians are suffering and soon will be without an official home. Although this issue may not pertain to many of us directly, the pain of humanity is felt throughout thus, we must help these people gain what is rightfully theirs for the sake of mankind and the future.

Peace talks have been taking place on and off for more than 25 years, but so far have not solved the conflict. As of present-day, Israel is taking over Palestine and leaving the Arab Pales victims to Israel’s attacks. Thousands of these Palestinians are suffering and soon will be without an official home. Although this issue may not pertain to many of us directly, the pain of humanity is felt throughout thus, we must help these people gain what is rightfully theirs for the sake of mankind and the future.

Peace talks have been taking place on and off for more than 25 years, but so far have not solved the conflict. As of present-day, Israel is taking over Palestine and leaving the Arab Pales victims to Israel’s attacks. Thousands of these Palestinians are suffering and soon will be without an official home. Although this issue may not pertain to many of us directly, the pain of humanity is felt throughout thus, we must help these people gain what is rightfully theirs for the sake of mankind and the future.

Peace talks have been taking place on and off for more than 25 years, but so far have not solved the conflict. As of present-day, Israel is taking over Palestine and leaving the Arab Pales victims to Israel’s attacks. Thousands of these Palestinians are suffering and soon will be without an official home. Although this issue may not pertain to many of us directly, the pain of humanity is felt throughout thus, we must help these people gain what is rightfully theirs for the sake of mankind and the future.

Peace talks have been taking place on and off for more than 25 years, but so far have not solved the conflict. As of present-day, Israel is taking over Palestine and leaving the Arab Pales victims to Israel’s attacks. Thousands of these Palestinians are suffering and soon will be without an official home. Although this issue may not pertain to many of us directly, the pain of humanity is felt throughout thus, we must help these people gain what is rightfully theirs for the sake of mankind and the future.

Peace talks have been taking place on and off for more than 25 years, but so far have not solved the conflict. As of present-day, Israel is taking over Palestine and leaving the Arab Pales victims to Israel’s attacks. Thousands of these Palestinians are suffering and soon will be without an official home. Although this issue may not pertain to many of us directly, the pain of humanity is felt throughout thus, we must help these people gain what is rightfully theirs for the sake of mankind and the future.

Peace talks have been taking place on and off for more than 25 years, but so far have not solved the conflict. As of present-day, Israel is taking over Palestine and leaving the Arab Pales victims to Israel’s attacks. Thousands of these Palestinians are suffering and soon will be without an official home. Although this issue may not pertain to many of us directly, the pain of humanity is felt throughout thus, we must help these people gain what is rightfully theirs for the sake of mankind and the future.

Peace talks have been taking place on and off for more than 25 years, but so far have not solved the conflict. As of present-day, Israel is taking over Palestine and leaving the Arab Pales victims to Israel’s attacks. Thousands of these Palestinians are suffering and soon will be without an official home. Although this issue may not pertain to many of us directly, the pain of humanity is felt throughout thus, we must help these people gain what is rightfully theirs for the sake of mankind and the future.

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Peace talks have been taking place on and off for more than 25 years, but so far have not solved the conflict. As of present-day, Israel is taking over Palestine and leaving the Arab Pales victims to Israel’s attacks. Thousands of these Palestinians are suffering and soon will be without an official home. Although this issue may not pertain to many of us directly, the pain of humanity is felt throughout thus, we must help these people gain what is rightfully theirs for the sake of mankind and the future.

Peace talks have been taking place on and off for more than 25 years, but so far have not solved the conflict. As of present-day, Israel is taking over Palestine and leaving the Arab Pales victims to Israel’s attacks. Thousands of these Palestinians are suffering and soon will be without an official home. Although this issue may not pertain to many of us directly, the pain of humanity is felt throughout thus, we must help these people gain what is rightfully theirs for the sake of mankind and the future.

Peace talks have been taking place on and off for more than 25 years, but so far have not solved the conflict. As of present-day, Israel is taking over Palestine and leaving the Arab Pales victims to Israel’s attacks. Thousands of these Palestinians are suffering and soon will be without an official home. Although this issue may not pertain to many of us directly, the pain of humanity is felt throughout thus, we must help these people gain what is rightfully theirs for the sake of mankind and the future.

Peace talks have been taking place on and off for more than 25 years, but so far have not solved the conflict. As of present-day, Israel is taking over Palestine and leaving the Arab Pales victims to Israel’s attacks. Thousands of these Palestinians are suffering and soon will be without an official home. Although this issue may not pertain to many of us directly, the pain of humanity is felt throughout thus, we must help these people gain what is rightfully theirs for the sake of mankind and the future.

Peace talks have been taking place on and off for more than 25 years, but so far have not solved the conflict. As of present-day, Israel is taking over Palestine and leaving the Arab Pales victims to Israel’s attacks. Thousands of these Palestinians are suffering and soon will be without an official home. Although this issue may not pertain to many of us directly, the pain of humanity is felt throughout thus, we must help these people gain what is rightfully theirs for the sake of mankind and the future.

Peace talks have been taking place on and off for more than 25 years, but so far have not solved the conflict. As of present-day, Israel is taking over Palestine and leaving the Arab Pales victims to Israel’s attacks. Thousands of these Palestinians are suffering and soon will be without an official home. Although this issue may not pertain to many of us directly, the pain of humanity is felt throughout thus, we must help these people gain what is rightfully theirs for the sake of mankind and the future.

Peace talks have been taking place on and off for more than 25 years, but so far have not solved the conflict. As of present-day, Israel is taking over Palestine and leaving the Arab Pales victims to Israel’s attacks. Thousands of these Palestinians are suffering and soon will be without an official home. Although this issue may not pertain to many of us directly, the pain of humanity is felt throughout thus, we must help these people gain what is rightfully theirs for the sake of mankind and the future.

Peace talks have been taking place on and off for more than 25 years, but so far have not solved the conflict. As of present-day, Israel is taking over Palestine and leaving the Arab Pales victims to Israel’s attacks. Thousands of these Palestinians are suffering and soon will be without an official home. Although this issue may not pertain to many of us directly, the pain of humanity is felt throughout thus, we must help these people gain what is rightfully theirs for the sake of mankind and the future.

Peace talks have been taking place on and off for more than 25 years, but so far have not solved the conflict. As of present-day, Israel is taking over Palestine and leaving the Arab Pales victims to Israel’s attacks. Thousands of these Palestinians are suffering and soon will be without an official home. Although this issue may not pertain to many of us directly, the pain of humanity is felt throughout thus, we must help these people gain what is rightfully theirs for the sake of mankind and the future.

Peace talks have been taking place on and off for more than 25 years, but so far have not solved the conflict. As of present-day, Israel is taking over Palestine and leaving the Arab Pales victims to Israel’s attacks. Thousands of these Palestinians are suffering and soon will be without an official home. Although this issue may not pertain to many of us directly, the pain of humanity is felt throughout thus, we must help these people gain what is rightfully theirs for the sake of mankind and the future.

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