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20 Facts About Palestine
Translated to Arabic by Samirah Allali
Do You Know???
1. THAT, when the Palestine Problem was created by
Britain in 1917, more than 90% of the population of Palestine were Arabs?
And that there were at that time no more than 56,000 Jews in Palestine?
2. THAT, more than half of the Jews living in Palestine
at that time were recent immigrants, who had come to Palestine in the preceding
decades in order to escape persecution in Europe? And that less than 5%
of the population of Palestine were native Palestinian Jews?
3. THAT, the Arabs of Palestine at that time owned
97.5% of the land, while Jews (native Palestinians and recent immigrants
together) owned only 2.5% of the land?
4. THAT, during the thirty years of British occupation
and rule, the Zionists were able to purchase only 3.5% of the land of Palestine,
in spite of the encouragement of the British Government? And that much
of this land was transferred to Zionist bodies by the British Government
directly, and was not sold by Arab owners?
5. THAT, therefore, when British passed the Palestine
Problem to the United Nations in 1947, Zionists owned no more than 6% of
the total land area of Palestine?
6. THAT, notwithstanding these facts, the General
Assembly of the United Nations recommended that a "Jewish State" be established
in Palestine? And that the Assembly granted that proposed "State" about
54% of the total area of the country?
7. THAT, Israel immediately occupied (and still occupies)
80.48% of the total land area of Palestine
8. THAT, this territorial expansion took place, for
the most part, before 15 May 1948: i.e., before the formal end of the British
forces from Palestine, before the entry of Arab armies to protect Palestinian
Arabs, and before the Arab-Israeli war?
9. THAT, the 1947 recommendation of the General Assembly
in favor of the creation of a "Jewish State" was outside the competence
of the Assembly under the Charter of the United Nations?
10. THAT, all attempts by the Arab States and other
Asian countries to have The Assembly submit the question of "constitutionality"
of its recommendation to the International Court of Justice for an "advisory
opinion" by the Court were rejected or ignored by the Assembly?
11. THAT, when the Assembly began to experience "second
thoughts" over the matter and convened for its second special session in
1948, it failed to reaffirm the 1947 recommendation for the partition of
Palestine-thus destroying whatever dubious legality that recommendation
for the establishment of a "Jewish State" had?
12. THAT, that original 1947 recommendation to create
a "Jewish State" in Palestine was approved, at the first vote, only by
European, American and Australian States for every Asian State, and every
African State (with the exception of the Union of South Africa) voted against
it? And that, when the vote was cast in plenary session on 29 November
1947, urgent American pressures (which a member of the Truman cabinet described
as "bordering onto scandal") had succeeded in prevailing only upon one
African country (Liberia), both of which had special vulnerability to American
pressures, to abandon there declared opposition? And that, in other words,
the "Jewish State" was planted at the point-of-intersection of Asia and
Africa without the free approval of any Middle Eastern, Asian or African
country except that Union of South Africa, itself ruled by an alien minority?
13. THAT, Israel remained, ever since its inception,
a total stranger in the emerging world of Afro-Asia; and that Israel has
been refused admission to any inter-state conference of Asian, African,
Afro-Asian, or Non-Aligned States ever held?
14. THAT, since the General Armistice Agreements
were signed in 1949, Israel has maintained an aggressive policy of waging
military attacks across the Armistice Demarcation Lines, repeatedly invading
the territories of the neighboring Arab States and that Israel has been
duly rebuked, censured, or condemned for these military attacks by the
Security Council of the General Assembly of the United Nations on eleven
occasions-five times by the Security Council and six times by the General
15. THAT, no other country in the world, whether
member of the United Nations or non-member has been so frequently condemned
by the United Nations?
16. THAT, no Arab State has ever been condemned by
any organ of the United Nations for military attacks upon Israel (or any
17. THAT, besides expelling the bulk of the Arab
inhabitants of Palestine, and besides constantly attacking the neighboring
Arab States, Israel has also consistently harassed the United Nations observers
and other personnel stationed along the Armistice Demarcation Lines: It
has assassinated the first United Nations Mediator and his military aide;
it has detained some truce Observers; it has military occupied and illegally
searched the Headquarters of United Nations personnel; and it has boycotted
meetings of the Mixed Armistice Commissions?
18. THAT, Israel has additionally imposed a system
of apartheid upon the Arabs who stayed in their homeland? More than 90%
of these Arabs live in "security zones;" they alone live under martial
law, restricting their freedom to travel from village to village or from
town to town; their children are denied equal opportunities for education;
and they are denied decent opportunities for work, and the right to receive
"equal pay for equal work?"
19. THAT, notwithstanding the foregoing facts,
Israel has always been, and still is, widely portrayed in the Western press
as the "bastion of democracy" and the "champion of peace" in the Middle
20. THAT, the Western Powers have persisted in declaring
their determination to ensure a so-called "arms balance" in the area, as
between Israel, on the one hand, and the one-hundred million inhabitants
of the thirteen Arab States, on the other hand? And this unilateral Western
doctrine of so-called "arms balance" is no more reasonable than the suggestion
that, in the Cuba-U.S.A conflict, there should be "arms balance" as between
Cuba and the United States or that the whole Continent of Africa should
not be allowed to acquire more arms than South Africa or that Mainland
China should not be permitted to have more arms than Taiwan or that the
military allowed to acquire more arms than South Africa and that only thus
can peace be safeguarded in the Western Hemisphere, in Africa, in Asia,
or in Europe
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