Holy Land Conflict Analysis

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Land, water, and religion have been resources that have been bitterly fought over since the beginning of civilization. Land in the Middle East, specifically the Holy Land, has seen particular conflict. Since, two groups have been fighting for control of the Holy Land. Following this thought the Jews and the Palestinians each have claim to the Holy Land, making the division of the area a significant source of conflict. The Jewish people lay their claim to the land based on birthright. They believe this is the Promised Land that God promised Abraham, and the Holy Land has been where Jewish people have been since the their origin. Another issue which has risen is the Jewish population require a homeland, a movement which has been endorsed by the UN. However, the Palestinians have equal claim to the land. They believe the Holy Land is the land of their ancestors, that it is the land of Abraham. This is also where the prophet Muhammad lived. In the current day and age, a great portion of the population of the Holy Land is comprised of Palestinians, making a division of the land difficult. Each group has viable claim to the land, and they expect to be treated fairly; therefore, the proposed plan has taken into account the soil quality, water resources, population and distribution, land ownership, location of cities, religious claims and ties …show more content…
However, the Palestinians do receive the city of Nablus, and though there was no true division that equally divides the cities, both sides do receive at least some access to cities. This will have to be a compromise that the Palestinians will have to live with because they do get Nablus, though they receive the short end of the stick. The UN receives Jerusalem and Hebron so as to allow people to be dependent on a city other than Jerusalem and provide a fair number of cities to this

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