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Today is the 63rd anniversary of the "nakba day" or "the day of the catastrophe" in Palestine.

Where Israel kicked out 700,00 palestinians out of their land and killed over 150,000 of them. I want to raise awareness and hope that it gets much better in the middle east for the palestinians. People seem to have forgotten about them, because human rights don't seem to apply to them. They still have to go through so much and have to have a stressed life every day, over everything else. Any comments are welcome. No bashing please.

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fefe87

Asked by fefe87 at 7:15 AM on May. 15, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I completely agree with you, people seem to get so riled up about the middle east and seem to forget they're people too. I've heard so many racist comments about people in the middle east recently that it makes me sick.
    aishanabuaisha

    Answer by aishanabuaisha at 7:48 AM on May. 15, 2011

  • And peace in that region has ceased to exist ever since.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:56 AM on May. 15, 2011

  • The rest of the middle east doesn't like Palistinians.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:56 AM on May. 15, 2011

  • There is no record ~ anywhere ~ of an actual order by Israel to deport or remove Palestinians from their homes. What IS on record is seven Arab countries declaring war on Israel in an attempt to remove the nation from maps before it could even be added. What IS on record is that those seven countries (the brand new Palestine included) lost that war. In spite of the attack, Israel did allow some of those who left (and it is also on record that the Arab countries strongly urged Palestinians living in Israel to leave) to return ~ just not all of them.

    I can understand Palestine not liking the UN mandates, but it was the UN that set up the partition ~ not Israel. What I do not understand and will not condone is 63 years of attacking Israel. Also, I can understand booting out citizens that side with seven enemies (who CHOSE to be enemies). I don't know if the UN was right/wrong, but this endless war has to cease.
    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 10:34 AM on May. 15, 2011

  • I am in agreement with Farmlady on this one.

    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:32 PM on May. 15, 2011

  • farm lady, ur all wrong, i think u should do ur homework before answering these type of questions.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3bxj1uvDXU
    this may help you. and look into ANY encyclopedia, may 15th 1948 was the day israel expelled 700,00 palestinians from their land.
    these are facts and i'm trying to raise awareness, i'm not negotiating.
    fefe87

    Comment by fefe87 (original poster) at 4:39 PM on May. 15, 2011

  • this may help you. and look into ANY encyclopedia, may 15th 1948 was the day israel expelled 700,00 palestinians from their land.
    these are facts and i'm trying to raise awareness, i'm not negotiating.

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    The FACT remains that the UNITED NATIONS declared Israel a state, and the Palestinians either left, were expelled or died in protest. You Tube is NOT considered "research!" And encyclopedias only give OVERVIEWS. They do not delve into the intricacies of such policies.

    Obviously you are sympathetic to Palestinians, and as such you have a biased opinion of this day in history!!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:56 PM on May. 15, 2011

  • Um ... sure ... I'll take the word of a YouTube video over that of numerous scholars, actual history books, archived data, and things I've watched unfold MYSELF for 49 of those 63 years.

    Not.

    Perhaps you would care to discuss the more than 750,000 Jews that were expelled from more than seven Arab nations in the year following Nakba? Most of them migrated towards Israel. Seems like an almost even swap to me.

    Maybe you would also care to explain why these people you want to raise awareness for have spent those 63 years, and every penny they have been given in a futile attempt to do what seven entire nations failed at? Initially they were given the same as Israel. Why is it that Israel used it to build a strong, self sustaining economy and managed to take care of it's people ... instead of leaving them in squalor.

    You can refuse to negotiate, but that won't change the facts.
    Farmlady09

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 10:36 PM on May. 15, 2011

  • a youtube video is all i can share with you now. i don't have access to more free information online. but ur still lost. and i'm not against them building their own state, and i know they were expellled from land to land with no where to go. but to impose themselves on land that isn't there, and taking it and expelling people is and always be inhumane. and for those expelled to not even be allowed for visit is also unfair and inhumane. to put up walls to separate palestinians from eachother is also inhumane. i still think your facts aren't straight, and since it isn't affecting you, of course its easy to defend israel. yes i am a palestinian, and i live here and there is alot that you don't see or hear about. The UN did declare israel a state, with help from Britain, but their state keeps getting bigger and bigger and ours smaller and smaller. and its not just about their state anymore, its about what they make us go through.
    fefe87

    Comment by fefe87 (original poster) at 1:21 AM on May. 16, 2011

  • imagine driving home from work, instead of 10 minutes, you now how to drive about 50, and take a whole huge turn out of your way, because there are walls everywhere now, and checkpoints and searches , about 2-3 of them during your way. you obviously don't know what it's like, we're looking for an answer. and no one is caring or doing anything to stop this insanity. its not about how it started anymore, its about what its become.
    fefe87

    Comment by fefe87 (original poster) at 1:23 AM on May. 16, 2011

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