Resistance: A Fresh Perspective from Palestine

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    Summarizing different aspects of resistance in 3 minutes is not easy. However, I think this video gives a pretty good picture:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWGqdyFII_s]YouTube - Palestine: I Resist (Never Before Campaign)[/ame]


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    Arabs have the right to vote in Israeli elections.
    There is no right to return once you sold your land and left.
    Sephardic Jews in Spain, the Mediterranean, and throughout the Middle East fared better, although both groups shared persecutions and forced expulsions until 1948, when the modern state of Israel was created. An estimated 700,000 Jews living throughout the Arab world were exiled, expelled, or moved to Israel after 1948. Approximately 750,000 Arabs fled Palestine, though whether they were forcibly expelled or encouraged to leave remains a subject of intense controversy. Ilan Pappe, an Israeli political scientist, argues that Jews recently arrived from Europe engaged in a well-planned “ethnic cleansing” campaign, but this view is contested. Israel was established as the national homeland of the Jewish people, whereas the Palestinians—for whom 1948 became known as a cataclysm (nakbah)—became refugees.
    The exodus of the Palestinian population created one of the most enduring refugee situations of the twentieth century. Generations of Palestinians in refugee camps in Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon were prohibited from returning to their homes and from settling permanently in the Arab countries where they lived. According to the United Nations Conciliation Commission, the original 750,000 Palestinian refugees swelled into several million, and by December 2005, the World Refugee Survey of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants estimated the total number of Palestinian refugees at about three million. While many Palestinians in 2007 lived in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (together sometimes known as the Occupied Territories) or in Israel, more than half of all Palestinians lived elsewhere as refugees or emigrants. An estimated 10 million Palestinians were divided approximately as follows: 4 million in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, 2 million in Jordan, 1.3 million in Israel, 400,000 each in Syria and Lebanon, and the rest dispersed around the world.

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    So where does the "sold their land" fit in all of this?
     
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    Before the 6 day war.
    That is why it is now a crime punishable by death to sell land to a jew in the occupied territory.
    The piece is from http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com
    It is all from an extreme apologetic view .Yet they do show the jews were forced out rather plainly.
     
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    9. Arab and Jewish Refugees - In 1948 the Arab refugees were encouraged to leave Israel by Arab leaders promising to purge the land of Jews. Sixty eight percent left without ever seeing an Israeli soldier.

    10. The Jewish refugees were forced to flee from Arab lands due to Arab brutality, persecution and pogroms.

    11. The number of Arab refugees who left Israel in 1948 is estimated to be around 630,000. The number of Jewish refugees from Arab lands is estimated to be the same.

    12. Arab refugees were INTENTIONALLY not absorbed or integrated into the Arab lands to which they fled, despite the vast Arab territory. Out of the 100,000,000 refugees since World War II, theirs is the only refugee group in the world that has never been absorbed or integrated into their own peoples' lands. Jewish refugees were completely absorbed into Israel, a country no larger than the state of New Jersey.

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    Again, where does the "sold their land" bit come from?
     
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    Many of those who left sold there land before leaving thinking they would be able to come back after the eradication of the jewish state,with a fist full of cash. They were wrong.
    If they had deeds the Israel government would insure their rights were protected the homes restored .
    the refugees have no claim on land they made a bad bet and lost .
    All any refugee need do is produce the proper paperwork to prove ownership, they cannot.
     

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