Challenges Of The Paleli-Israeli Conflict

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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict prior to 1948 was a major conflict over many factors, especially territory such as Palestine. At the end of World War One, “parts of the Ottoman Empire were handed over to the French to control and parts were handed over to British – including Palestine”. (Trueman) Conflicts began to arise because to the Arab population within Palestine, “it was their homeland and had been promised to them by the Allies for help in defeating the Turks by the McMahon Agreement – though the British claimed the agreement gave no such promise”. (Trueman) In addition, not only did Arab’s believe they were promised the land, the Jews also believed they were promised Palestine through the Balfour Declaration.
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Some of the main obstacles towards solving the conflict include the fact that there’s “two national movements on the same land, and particularly the Arab refusal to accept Jewish self-determination”. (The Arab-Israeli Conflict) Another obstacle includes the role of fundamentalist religious concepts, as they influence who should rightfully control the land of Palestine. However, they “received a blow when they failed to prevent the disengagement from the Gaza Strip, Hamas won the Palestinian elections, and after their breakup with Fatah and their take-over of the Gaza Strip, they remain a dominant force capable of blocking any peace agreement”. (The Arab-Israeli …show more content…
Throughout history it has shown that multiple peace agreements, and treaties were formed to end this conflict and violence, however they consistently got broken. As stated, “The settlements seemed to be the main obstacle to peace talks, and Israel, as the more powerful party, should take the initiative to create conditions for restarting them”. (Security Council) In addition, Desra Precaya stated that “Israel’s illegal settlement construction in the Occupied Palestinian Territory was the most serious obstacle to the prospects for peace in the Middle East”, he believed that “this attitude is an affront to peace. It must be confronted and brought to an end”. (Security Council) If they want to overcome the Arab-Israeli conflict, they need to overcome their obstacles and negotiate a solution that both Arab and Israeli agree with. However, in order to do this, they must both set their differences apart and focus on the sight of peace and an end to the conflict, not a counter

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