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    After holding passengers and the crew for nearly two days, PLF terrorists killed a “disabled American passenger Leon Klinghoffer and threw him overboard” (ADL, 2013). A short standoff followed the incident, but Egypt soon resolved to grant the hijackers free passage on condition that the terrorists released the remaining hostages and the ship. Later, US Navy jets intercepted the plane that was moving the terrorists to safety in Tunisia and diverted it to Italy (“Palestine Liberation…,” 2004). Although the coconspirators involved in the hijacking were quickly convicted and imprisoned, Italian authorities freed Abbas arguing that they lacked adequate evidence to confine him. Nonetheless, Abbas was eventually “convicted in absentia of masterminding the hijacking” (“Palestine Liberation…,” 2004). During Operation Iraqi Freedom, US marines captured Abbas in Baghdad and detained him. The marines also found a weapons cache that included gas masks, explosives, and bomb-making materials at a PLF training camp in the east of Baghdad. Subsequently, President George W. Bush cited Abbas as one of the major terrorists sheltered by the regime of Saddam Hussein (“Palestine Liberation…,”…

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    The Palestinian/Israeli conflict is an ethical issue that has been going on for half of a century. It has affected many innocent lives and there is no sign of this issue being solved in the near future. The Palestinian/Isreali conflict correlates into International law in many ways. State sovereignty is one of the principal ways in which this issue relates to international law. Palestine wishes to be be recognized as a state, wishes for sovereignty and wants to be their own country. Not all…

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    The history of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is as tumultuous and complicated as the conflict itself. In his article “From Oslo to Taba: What Went Wrong?” Ron Pundak breaks down the underlying reasons of the failure of the Oslo Accords, Camp David and The Taba Summit. The main premise of his argument was that peace, or a pathway to peace, were squandered by mismanagement and miscalculation of the entire process by Israeli, the United States, and the Palestinian Authority. Although his…

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    When George W. Bush became president his policy towards Israel brought forth the idea of Palestine becoming a state on its own. President George W. Bush believed that this policy would bring the end to the fighting and ongoing and never ending tension between Israel and Palestine. He did however understand that if we as a country could not find a solution to bring peace to those that Israel has tension with. That Israel would once again take matters into their own hands and do everything in…

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    the span of a month, more than 2,100 Palestinians were murdered in the Gaza Strip, along with 66 Israeli soldiers and seven civilians in Israel (Gaza Crisis). In October of this year, two Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers this month, preceded by six Palestinians who were slain while protesting along the border of Israel. It is not uncommon to find events concerning the Israel-Palestine controversy quickly circulate around the globe. The conflict…

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    Ethnic Cleansings

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    The farmers are under a nonstop risk of being beaten, shot at, having their water contaminated, their land torched and their trees uprooted (Karkar, 2007). Israel is responsible for the eradication, torture and ethnic cleansing of Palestinian people, along with an uncountable amount of war crimes (Said, 1979). Israel controls Palestine’s drinking water, education, access to the sea (Al Mezan, 2013), has taken thousands of political prisoners (Adameer, 2014), and is involved in systematic torture…

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    The article “Problematizing a Palestinian Diaspora” by Juliet Peteet, outlines the origins and development of the Palestinian Diaspora during the post-colonial period in the Middle East as one of the most unresolved and controversial conflicts in human history. The year 1948 marks the beginning of the Palestinian al-ghurba (exile) as well as the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel. The founding of the new state is often described as Al-Nakba, meaning “the catastrophe or disaster”,…

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    Conflict Against Israelis

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    There has been several stabbing incidents by Palestinians against Israelis, which began in early October. Palestinians have attacked Jerusalem and central and northern Israel, and in the West Bank. The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians began due to the two communities clashing at Jerusalem, the holy site in September. On October 18, 2015, an Israeli soldier was killed, along with many others wounded, during a gun and knife attack at a bus station located in the city of Beersheva.…

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    PLO Changes

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    Arab-Israeli War the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), a preeminent organization advocating on behalf the Palestinian people underwent drastic changes. These changes came following the defeat of a coalition of Arab nations in war against Israel known as the June War. In the June War Israel conquered territory from both Jordan and Egypt known as the West Bank and the Gaza Strip respectively in which the majority of Palestinian people lived. The PLO’s leadership, thought by many scholars…

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    After the creation of the State of Israel and the displacement of thousands of people who lost their homes, the Palestinian nationalist movement began to regroup in the West Bank and Gaza, controlled by Jordan and Egypt, respectively, and in the refugee camps set up in other Arab countries. Shortly before the 1967 war, Palestinian organizations such as Fatah, led by Yasser Arafat formed the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and launched operations against Israel, first from Jordan and then…

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