The Pros And Cons Of The Palestinian And Israeli Conflict Essay

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Argumentative Essay

In discussions of the Palestinian and Israeli conflict one issue has been the rights to the land? On one hand the Israelis argue that it had been their land since before biblical times. On the other hand, Palestinians will contend it is and always has been their land and refuse to give up without a fight. My feelings on this issue are mixed. I do support the Israelis on retrieving their land if in fact it was theirs to begin with, but since there is no proof whose land is who’s, I feel that their forceful way of handling this situation has gotten out of hand. Some readers may challenge my view by insisting that Israelis have every right to do what is needed to take back what is rightfully theirs, but no one has
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Small Jewish communities were setup throughout the Palestinian communities. The United Nations ordered a migration of the land for a new state called Israel, which caused major upset among the
Palestinian people and they rejected the United Nations Partition Plan. Several Arab states invade Israel which forces them to eradicate many Palestinian villages and towns. After all was said and done Israel commanded 70% of Palestine. When many of the Palestinians that fled or were expelled tried to return they were permanently barred from the state. Now those
Palestinians that stayed have become second class citizens. A majority of the Palestinians now occupy the West Bank and Gaza strips living in refugee camps seeking to return to their homeland. The history of the conflict changes dramatically depending on who is telling the story and where said story begins. Regardless of which side of the story is believed to be right, one could be labeled a Zionist or a Hamas terrorist. No one truly knows the story behind this conflict so we can’t expect the Israelis and
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If the Muslims were united and followed the path of God, then the collective strength of the Muslim nation is so great that this cruelty against Palestine could never have taken place” (Ahmed). Ahmeds’ point is that if Israel cannot establish peace and justice within themselves how are they supposed to relay those values to Palestinians. Two wrongs don’t make a right, and in this case both sides continue to lash back at each other committing one war crime after the next with no gain of peace what so ever. The President of the State of Palestine Ahmoud Abbas States “Our efforts are not aimed at isolating Israel or de-legitimizing it: rather we want to gain legitimacy for the case of the people of Palestine. We only aim to de-legitimize the settlement activities and the occupation and apartheid and the logic of the ruthless force, and we believe all countries of the world stand with us in this regard”
(Abbas). Basically Abbas is saying that the only thing they are trying to do is prove that using force to move in to Palestine is wrong and that he believes that the world should understand agree with him. Pro Palestinians argue that the creation of Israel was never approved by them, so

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