Taking a look at an Israel Palestine conflict summary could be beneficial to understand today’s chaotic events in the Middle East. Or, at least it could be to explain why media pundits seem to have the facts skewed.
The Iraeli-Palestinian conflict has been surging for quite some time now, and Hamas’ offensive and barbaric campaign to “own” the Middle East continues to wreak havoc on Israel.
Israel has been facing political and economic pressures to negotiate a halt to the “Gaza War,” (what the media is calling it) as the destruction and death tolls continue to mount.
John Kerry is calling for a cease-fire after unsuccessfully brokering a peace agreement earlier this year. But here lies the problem: As long as Hamas’ anti-semetic ideology remains in the picture, instituting a continuing peace agreement is futile. The Jihadists simply live for the drama.
Israel Palestine conflict summary
This is a brief timeline. There was no conflict for centuries. In fact, over a century ago Palestine was inhabited by a multi-cultural demographic — about 86 percent Muslim, 10 percent Christian, and 4 percent Jewish — that largely lived peacefully.
In the late 19th century, the “Zionists” in Europe began colonizing the land. The Zionists first considered areas in Africa and the Americas, but finally settled on the land of Palestine.
Over a period, fighting broke out among Jews and the indigenous population. Hitler’s rise pushed more and more Jewish refugees toward Palestine and that’s when the Israeli-Palestinian conflict began to intensify.
In 1947, the all empowering, omnipotent UN stepped in, recommending the partition of Palestine into two states and the internationalization of Jerusalem.
The Israeli Palestinian two state solution
Longstanding U.S. foreign policy has supported a “two state solution” to the Middle East conflict. In 2005, Israel withdrew its citizens from Gaza in hopes that it would improve the Palestinian economy. Essentially, it was a testing ground for a sovereign Palestinian state. Well, it didn’t work.
Instead, Hamas came in and destroyed the economy, imported weapons into Gaza, instituted a genocidal version of Islamic law, and declared an ongoing war against Israel and the West. Again, a cycle of war churned over.
Now, the land of Palestine is in turmoil, as Hamas continues to fire rockets into Israel.
Israel is seen by Islamist groups as the outpost of the West in the Middle East. And Israeli troups are essentially battling against militant Islam. Since its founding Hamas has fired over 8,000 rockets at Israel, and not because its engaged in some Palestinian human rights campaign. After all, they’re using their children as human shields and suicide bombers.
It’s a matter of hate, not land
Today’s Middle East conflict is largely a matter of revulsion — that is, the Arab states despise Israel and want it wiped off the map. Palestinian supporters claim it’s still about land, and that Israel has no right to it. They renounce the idea that terrorist organizations like Hamas despise Israel’s religion and culture — even though it’s laid out rather clearly in the Hamas Charter.
Hamas is systematically putting the Palestinian people in danger, while committing acts of genocide against the Jewish people who have been fighting for survival for centuries. Innocent men, women, and children are being slaughtered in both Gaza and Israel — no different from Syria and Iraq.
Sure, land had something to do with the initial strife. But to say religious differences are not a factor in today’s “Gaza War” is just downright ignorant.
Just take a gander at the Hamas Charter. They’re goal is, ultimately, to exterminate the Jews.