Israel Commits More Piracy

Via FreeGaza who helped with this aid shipment-

The Israeli navy has captured and diverted a ship from Lebanon carrying more than 60 tonnes of aid to the Gaza Strip.

Al Jazeera’s correspondent aboard the Al-Ikhwa (The Brotherhood) ship said the navy first opened fire, then five Israeli soldiers boarded the ship, beating and threatening the passengers.

“They are pointing guns against us – they are kicking us and beating us. They are threatening our lives,” Al Jazeera’s Salam Khoder said.

Communications with the ship broke off shortly thereafter.

According to the owner of the vessel, the Israelis destroyed its communication equipment and confiscated the phones of those on board.

The Israeli military told Al Jazeera it had captured the Lebanese vessel and taken it to Ashdod, where authorities were examining its cargo. The passengers and crew, meanwhile, were being questioned by police.

In a statement, the Israeli military said it had warned the ship on Wednesday night against entering Gaza’s coastal waters.

“During today’s morning hours, the cargo ship changed its bearing, and began heading towards the Gaza Strip …. disregarding all warnings made,” it said.

Maan Bashour, an aid co-ordinator for the group End the Blockade of Gaza, said the ship was carrying medical equipment, food supplies and books, toys and milk for small children.

“This ship was searched in Cyprus and in Lebanon,” Bashour told Al Jazeera in Beirut, Lebanon. “And we were very eager to let it be searched by Lebanese and Cypriot authorities in order that there be no reason for the Israelis to prevent it from going to Gaza.”

Foud Siniora, Lebanon’s president, condemned the attack on Al-Ikhwa, emphasising that it was on a humanitarian mission to Gaza.

“It is no surprise for Israel to perpetrate such an action as it has been accustomed to ignoring all international resolutions and values,” he said during a speech in Beirut.

“I made a number of necessary phone calls with international parties in order to exert pressures on Israel which is violating laws. I hold Israel responsible for the safety of the ship and passengers. “

Also note Israel is effectively banning Al Jazeera-

Danny Schechter: Everyone in the media world praised AlJazeera’s coverage of Gaza as fair and multi-sided with frequent appearances by Israeli officials. This is Israel’s response, a clear sign that they want to dominate the media with their perspective or else. This is consistent with a refusal to allow journalists from other media into Gaza. It shows contempt for a free media even as Israel mobilizes campaigns against media “bias.”

IMEMC: The Israeli Foreign Ministry decided to place restrictions on the Qatari based Al Jazeera Channel office staff in areas controlled by Israel, Israeli media reported on Tuesday.

The decision by Israeli is part of a government response to closing the Israeli trade office by the Qatari government in Doha last month.

Qatar closed the office to protest the Israeli offensive on Gaza which started on December 27th, and lasted for 22 days. 1,340 Palestinian were killed by the Israeli air, sea, and ground bombardment.

According to the sources, the restriction will be implemented in three steps and will be carried out in Israeli areas and Palestinian Authority controlled areas. First, Israel will not renew the visas of Al Jazeera staff that do not hold Israeli documents.

Second, the reporters of Al Jazeera will not be allowed to speak to Israeli MP’s, and will only be given access to three government spokespeople that will include the Israeli PM’s office, the Israeli Army and the Foreign Ministry.

Third, Al Jazeera reporters will have reduced accessibility to government and military bodies, and will not be allowed into briefings or press conferences.

Al Jazeera is the largest Arab satellite News Channel, and the only Arab channel that has an English TV and web service.  The Jerusalem office of Al Jazeera told IMEMC that their office has not received an official notice by the Israeli government regarding the new restrictions.

Not something the BBC will have to worry about, is it?

9 Responses to “Israel Commits More Piracy”

  1. James Says:

    Only liberals can back folks who send suicide bombers into school buses, shopping malls, and restaurants

  2. libhomo Says:

    James: Only rightists can back people who bomb and kill hundreds of civilians without remorse.

    Nyah, nyah!

  3. libhomo Says:

    On a more serious note, Israel really has allowed itself to become barbaric in its desire to take Palestinian land.

  4. James Says:

    libhomo,
    Read the list below and you will see who is the barbarian.
    “major” terrorist attacks since the Oslo agreement was signed on September 13, 1993. Victims include citizens from the United States, Israel (Jews and Arabs), Romania, Thailand, Norway, the Former Soviet Union, South Africa, Ethiopia. More than 100 suicide bombings have been carried out since September 2000. To see the complete list of attacks, click here.
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    Date Location Casualities Responsibilty Notes
    July 12, 2005 Netanya 5 killed, 70+ wounded Islamic Jihad Suicide bombing outside shopping mall.
    February 25, 2005 Tel Aviv 5 killed, 50 wounded Islamic Jihad Bombing outside night club.
    October 7, 2004 Taba 12 killed, 120+ wounded Bombing at Sinai holiday resorts.
    August 31, 2004 Beersheba 16 killed, 100 wounded Hamas Two suicide bombings on buses.
    March 14, 2004 Ashdod 10 killed, 16 wounded Hamas and Fatah Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades Twin suicide bombings at port
    February 22, 2004 Jerusalem 8 killed, over 60 wounded Fatah Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades Suicide bombing on bus
    January 29, 2004 Jerusalem 10 killed, 50 wounded Fatah al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade Suicide bombing on bus
    October 4, 2003 Haifa 19 killed, 60 wounded Islamic Jihad Suicide bombing in restaurant owned by Jews and Arabs
    September 9, 2003 Tel Aviv 8 killed, 32 wounded Hamas Suicide bombing at a hitchhiking post for soldiers
    September 9, 2003 Jerusalem 7 killed, 50 wounded Hamas Suicide bombing at Cafe Hillel
    August 19, 2003 Jerusalem 22 killed, 135 wounded Hamas Suicide bombing on a bus
    January 5, 2003 Tel Aviv 23 killed, 108 injured Fatah al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade Two suicide bombers in an immigrant neighborhood
    June 19, 2002 Jerusalem 7 killed, 50 injured Suicide bombing at a bus stop
    June 18, 2002 Jerusalem 19 killed, 74 were injured Hamas Suicide bombing on a bus
    June 5, 2002 Megiddo 17 killed, 38 injured Islamic Jihad Car bomb next to bus
    May 27, 2002 Petah Tikvah 2 killed, 37 injured Fatah al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade Suicide bomb in shopping mall
    May 22, 2002 Rishon Lezion 2 killed, 40 wounded Suicide bomb on pedestrian mall
    May 19, 2002 Netanya 3 killed, 59 injured Hamas and the PFLP Suicide bomb in market
    May 7, 2002 Rishon Lezion 16 killed, 55 injured Hamas Suicide bomb in pool hall
    Apr 12, 2002 Jerusalem 6 killed, 104 injured Fatah al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade Suicide bomb in Mahane Yehuda market
    Apr 10, 2002 Kibbutz Yagur 8 killed, 22 injured Hamas Suicide bombing on bus
    March 31, 2002 Haifa 14 Killed, 40 Wounded Hamas Suicide bombing at restaurant
    March 29, 2002 Jerusalem 2 killed, 28 Wounded Fatah al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade Suicide bombing at supermarket in Kiryat Yovel
    March 27, 2002 Netanya 22 killed, 140 Wounded Hamas Suicide bombing at Passover seder at Park Hotel
    March 21, 2002 Jerusalem 3 killed, 86 Wounded Fatah al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade Suicide bombing downtown
    March 20, 2002 Afula 7 killed, 30 wounded Fatah al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade Suicide bombing on bus
    March 14, 2002 Karni-Netzarim road 3 Killed, 2 Wounded Fatah al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade Remote Control Mine
    March 12, 2002 near Kibbutz Matzuva 6 Killed, 7 Wounded Fatah al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade Gunmen Ambush Vehicles
    March 12, 2002 Kiryat Sefer checkpoint 1 Killed, 1 Wounded Shooting Attack
    March 11, 2002 Ashdod 1 Wounded Gunman Opens Fire at Bar Mitzvah
    March 10, 2002 Netzarim 1 Killed Fatah al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade Shooting Attack
    March 9, 2002 Jerusalem 11 Killed, 54 Wounded Hamas Suicide Bomber at Cafe
    March 9, 2002 Netanya 2 Killed, 50 Wounded Fatah al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade 2 Gunmen Open Fire on a Promenade
    March 7, 2002 Atzmona 5 Killed, 23 Wounded Terrorist Opens Fire and Throws Grenades
    March 7, 2002 Ariel >6 Wounded Suicide Bomber in Hotel Lobby
    March 5, 2002 Sderot 1 Baby Wounded Kassam Rocket
    March 5, 2002 Afula 1 Killed, 10 Wounded Suicide Bomber on Bus
    March 5, 2002 Tel Aviv 3 Killed, >35 Wounded Gunman Opens Fire at Restaurants
    March 5, 2002 outside Bethlehem 1 Killed, 1 Wounded Gunman Ambushes Vehicle
    March 2, 2002 Jerusalem 10 Killed, >50 Wounded Fatah Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade Suicide Bomber outside Synagogue
    February 27, 2002 West Bank 3 Wounded Fatah Female Suicide Bomber
    February 25, 2002 Jerusalem 1 Killed, 8 Wounded Fatah Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade Gunman Opens Fire at a Bus Stop
    February 25, 2002 Gush Etzion 1 Killed, 1 Pregnant Woman Wounded Fatah Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade Gunmen Open Fire on a Car
    February 22, 2002 Efrat 1 Wounded Suicide Bomber in Supermarket
    February 22, 2002 North of Jerusalem 1 Killed Fatah Drive-by Shooting
    February 19, 2002 En Arik 6 Killed, 1 Wounded Fatah Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade Gunmen Open Fire at Soldiers
    February 18, 2002 Gush Katif 3 Killed, 4 Wounded Fatah Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade Gunfire and Bombs at Cars
    February 18, 2002 near Jerusalem 1 Killed, 1 Injured Fatah Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade Car Bomb
    February 16, 2002 Karnei Shomron 2 Killed, 27 Wounded Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Suicide Bomber at Crowded Shopping Mall
    February 14, 2002 Gaza 3 Killed, 4 Wounded Mine Placed Under Tank
    February 10, 2002 Be’er Sheva 2 Killed, 4 Wounded Hamas Drive-by Shooting
    February 8, 2002 Jerusalem 1 Killed 4 Teenagers with Knives
    February 6, 2002 Moshav Hamra 2 Killed, 5 Wounded Hamas Gunmen Infiltrates Moshav
    January 30, 2002 Taiba 2 Wounded Fatah Suicide Bomber
    January 27, 2002 Jerusalem 1 Killed, >150 Wounded Fatah Female Suicide Bomber
    January 25, 2002 Tel Aviv 24 Wounded Islamic Jihad Suicide Bomber at Crowded Pedestrian Shopping Mall
    January 22, 2002 Jerusalem 2 Killed, 40 Wounded Fatah Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade Guman Opens Fire on Crowd
    January 17, 2002 Hadera 6 Killed, 35 Wounded Fatah Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade Gunman Opens Fire at Bat Mitzvah Celebration
    January 15, 2002 Beit Jala 1 Killed Fatah Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade American Kidnapped and Murdered
    January 9, 2002 Kerem Shalom 4 Killed, 2 Wounded Hamas Gunfire and Expolsives
    December 12, 2001 Emmanuel 10 Killed, 30 Wounded Fatah & Hamas Bomb and Gunfire Attack on Bus
    December 9, 2001 Haifa 31 Wounded Suicide Bomber
    December 2, 2001 Haifa 15 Killed, 46 Wounded Hamas Suicide Bomber on Bus
    December 1, 2001 Jerusalem 10 Killed, >188 Wounded Hamas 2 Suicide Bombers and a Car Bomb in a Pedestrian Mall
    November 29, 2001 near Hadera 3 Killed, 9 Wounded Islamic Jihad & Fatah Suicide Bomber on Bus
    November, 27, 2001 Afula 2 Killed, Dozens Wounded Islamic Jihad & Fatah Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade 2 Gunmen Opened Fire on Crowd near the Central Bus Station
    November, 27, 2001 Gush Katif 1 Killed, 3 Wounded Hamas Grenades and Gunfire
    November 26, 2001 Erez Checkpoint 2 Wounded Hamas Suicide Bomber
    November 24, 2001 Kfar Darom 1 Killed Hamas Morter Shell Landed on a Soccer Field
    November 4, 2001 Jerusalem 2 Killed, >50 Wounded Islamic Jihad Gunman
    October 28, 2001 Hadera 4 Killed, 40 Wounded Gunman
    October 28, 2001 near Kibbutz Metzer 1 Killed Tanzim Drive-By Shooting
    October 17, 2001 Jerusalem Israeli Tourism Minister Rehavam Ze’evi Assasinated Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Gunmen in Hotel
    October 7, 2001 Beit She’an Valley 1 Killed Suicide Bomber
    October 4, 2001 Afula 3 Killed, 16 Wounded Gunman Opens Fire on Crowd
    October 1, 2001 Jerusalem Several Wounded Car Bomb
    September 9, 2001 Nahariya 3 Killed, 90 Wounded Hamas 1st Israeli-Arab Suicide Bomber, at Train Station
    September 9, 2001 West Bank 2 Killed, 4 Wounded Gunmen
    September 4, 2001 Jerusalem 20 Wounded Suicide Bomber disguised as Orthodox Jew
    September 3, 2001 Jerusalem 3 Wounded Series of Car Bombs
    August 12, 2001 Kiryat Motzkin 21 Wounded Islamic Jihad Suicide Bomber at Cafe
    August 9, 2001 Jerusalem 15 Killed, >130 Wounded Islamic Jihad & Hamas Suicide Bomber at Pizzaria
    July 16, 2001 Binyamina 2 Killed, 11 Wounded Islamic Jihad Suicide Bomber at Bus Stop
    June 22, 2001 Dugit 2 Killed Hamas Suicide Bomber
    June 1, 2001 Tel Aviv 21 Killed, 120 Wounded Hamas Suicide Bomber at Disco
    May 30, 2001 Netanya 8 Wounded Islamic Jihad Car Bomb outside School
    May 27, 2001 Jerusalem 30 Wounded Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine & Islamic Jihad 2 Car Bombs
    May 25, 2001 Hadera 65 Wounded Islamic Jihad Car Bomb
    May 18, 2001 Netanya 5 Killed, >100 Wounded Hamas Suicide Bomber at Mall
    May 9, 2001 Tekoa 2 Killed Islamic Jihad Two 14 year-old Boys Beaten and Stoned to Death, found dismembered in a Cave
    April 23, 2001 Or Yehuda 8 Wounded Islamic Jihad Car Bomb in Outdoor Market
    April 22, 2001 Kfar Saba 1 Killed, 60 Wounded Hamas Suicide Bomber at Bus Stop
    March 28, 2001 near Kfar Saba 2 Killed, 4 Wounded Hamas Suicide Bomber at School Bus Stop
    March 27, 2001 Jerusalem 7 Wounded Islamic Jihad Car Bomb
    March 27, 2001 Jerusalem 28 Wounded Hamas Suicide Bomber
    March 26, 2001 Hevron 10-Month Old Infant Shalhevet Pass Killed Sniper from Abu Sneineh
    March 4, 2001 Netanya 3 Killed, >65 Wounded Hamas Suicide Bomber
    February 14, 2001 Azor 8 Killed, 21 Wounded Hamas Bus Driver Plows into Crowd
    January 23, 2001 Tulkarem 2 Killed Hamas Gunmen Kidnap and Shoot 2 Israelis
    January 1, 2001 Netanya >50 Wounded Hamas Car Bomb
    December 22, 2000 Jordan Valley >3 Wounded Hamas Suicide Bomber
    November 22, 2000 Hadera 2 Killed, 55 Wounded Islamic Jihad Car Bomb next to Bus
    November 20, 2000 Kfar Darom 2 Killed, 9 Wounded School Bus Bombed
    November 2, 2000 Jerusalem 2 Killed, 10 Wounded Islamic Jihad Car Bomb in outdoor Market
    October 26, 2000 Gaza 1 Wounded Islamic Jihad Youth Suicide Bomber on Bike
    November 7, 1999 Netanya 27 Wounded Hamas 3 Pipe Bombs
    August 10, 1999 Nahshon Junction 6 Wounded Hamas Car Plows into Crowd (Twice)
    November 6, 1998 Jerusalem 2 Killed, 20 Wounded Islamic Jihad 2 Suicide Bombers
    October 29, 1998 Gush Katif 1 Killed, 8 Wounded Hamas Suicide Bomber Attacks School Bus
    October 19, 1998 Be’er Sheva 59 Wounded Hamas Grenades Thrown at Central Bus Station
    October 11, 1998 Hevron 18 Wounded Hamas 2 Grenades Injure Palestinians and Israelis
    August 27, 1998 Tel-Aviv 14 Wounded Hamas Bomb In Dumpster
    August 20, 1998 Tel Rumeiyda Rabbi Killed Hamas Fire Bomb & Stabbing
    September 4, 1997 Jerusalem 4 Killed, 181 Wounded Hamas 3 Suicide Bombers at Pedestrian Mall
    July 30, 1997 Jerusalem 15 Killed, 178 Wounded Hamas 2 Suicide Bombers at Outdoor Market
    March 21, 1997 Tel-Aviv 3 Killed, 48 Wounded Hamas Bomb at Restaurant
    March 4, 1996 Tel Aviv 20 Killed, 75 Wounded Islamic Jihad Suicide Bomber at Mall
    March 3, 1996 Jerusalem 19 Killed, 6 Wounded Hamas Suicide Bomber on Bus
    February 25, 1996 Ashkelon 2 Killed Hamas Suicide Bomber at Bus Stop
    February 25, 1996 Jerusalem 26 Killed, 80 Wounded Hamas 2 Suicide Bombers on Bus
    July 24, 1995 Ramat Gan 6 Killed, 31 Wounded Hamas Suicide Bomber on Bus
    June 25, 1995 Neve Dekalim 3 Wounded Islamic Jihad Explosives-ladden Cart
    April 9, 1995 Gaza 8 Killed, 50 Wounded Hamas & Islamic Jihad 2 Suicide Bombers
    January 22, 1995 Beit Lid Junction 21 Killed, 69 Wounded Islamic Jihad 2 Suicide Bombers at Bus Stop
    December 25, 1994 Jerusalem 13 Wounded Hamas Suicide Bomber at Bus Stop
    November 11, 1994 Netzarim Junction 3 Killed, 6 Wounded Islamic Jihad Suicide Bomber on Bike
    October 19, 1994 Tel Aviv 22 Killed, 56 Wounded Hamas Suicide Bomber on Bus
    October 9, 1994 Jerusalem 2 Killed, 14 Wounded Hamas 2 Gunmen Open Fire
    April 13, 1994 Hadera 5 Killed Hamas Suicide Bomber
    April 6, 1994 Afula 8 Killed Hamas Car Bomb next to Bus

    See also: Hamas, Islamic Jihad, The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Fatah, Tanzim

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    Source: Newsweek, JTA, Jerusalem Post, Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  5. RickB Says:

    James, cut the Hasbara paste jobs, it is racist and one sided, do a people resist when they are ethnically cleansed? Yes they do, is that by any means at hand? yes. Did Zionist terrorists practice the same tactics? Yes absolutely.
    And in total, Palestinian deaths far outweigh Israeli deaths.
    You argument avoids the basic fact of an ongoing colonisation by force justified purely on grounds of religious fundamentalism & ethnocentrism, wedded to cynical politicking, or Zionism as it is otherwise known. As your sources make clear (Israeli sources and one US corporate source) you are avoiding the real context because the truth derails your fictionalised version of events. If you are interested in learning start here-
    http://www.jfjfp.org/background.htm

  6. James Says:

    to Jihad Rick,
    Do you justify killing Israeli civilians?
    I feel very bad for the death of Palestinian civilians. Hamas was warned by Israel: stop the terror,stop shooting rockets, Hamas did not. Hamas is responsible for what happend.
    FYI, Israel became a nation about 1300 BCE, two thousand years before the rise of Islam.

  7. RickB Says:

    If anyone called Jihad Rick wants to answer him feel free! Until then-
    Do you justify killing Israeli civilians?- Nope. Whereas you justify the killing of Palestinian civilians. Interesting.
    By your logic the killing of Israelis was the responsibility… of Israel. Maybe you should join the boycott!
    Hmm, Israel…
    “The extended kingdoms of David and Solomon, on which the Zionists base their territorial demands, endured for only about 73 years…Then it fell apart…[Even] if we allow independence to the entire life of the ancient Jewish kingdoms, from David’s conquest of Canaan in 1000 B.C. to the wiping out of Judah in 586 B.C., we arrive at [only] a 414 year Jewish rule.” Illene Beatty, “Arab and Jew in the Land of Canaan.”
    “Between 3000 and 1100 B.C., Canaanite civilization covered what is today Israel, the West Bank, Lebanon and much of Syria and Jordan…Those who remained in the Jerusalem hills after the Romans expelled the Jews [in the second century A.D.] were a potpourri: farmers and vineyard growers, pagans and converts to Christianity, descendants of the Arabs, Persians, Samaritans, Greeks and old Canaanite tribes.” Marcia Kunstel and Joseph Albright, “Their Promised Land.”

    So really should the Canaanites be invading to take back their land?
    Oh and-
    Prof. Shlomo Sand- “No population remains pure over a period of thousands of years. But the chances that the Palestinians are descendants of the ancient Judaic people are much greater than the chances that you or I are its descendents. The first Zionists, up until the Arab Revolt [1936-9], knew that there had been no exiling, and that the Palestinians were descended from the inhabitants of the land. They knew that farmers don’t leave until they are expelled. Even Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, the second president of the State of Israel, wrote in 1929 that, ‘the vast majority of the peasant farmers do not have their origins in the Arab conquerors, but rather, before then, in the Jewish farmers who were numerous and a majority in the building of the land.’”

    According to Sand, the description of the Jews as a wandering and self-isolating nation of exiles, “who wandered across seas and continents, reached the ends of the earth and finally, with the advent of Zionism, made a U-turn and returned en masse to their orphaned homeland,” is nothing but “national mythology.”

    God’s like that, never lives up to the facts.

  8. James Says:

    Rick,
    I looked it up on science.com
    “. The people of modern day Israel share the same language and culture shaped by the Jewish heritage and religion passed through generations starting with the founding father Abraham. Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 BCE, the Jews have had dominion over the land for one thousand years with a continuous presence in the land for the past 3,300 years.

    After the Romans conquered Jerusalem about 2,000 years ago, Jewish people were expelled and dispersed to the Diaspora, and the Land of Israel was ruled by Rome, by Islamic and Christian crusaders, by the Ottoman Empire, and by the British Empire.

    Throughout centuries Jews prayed to return from the Diaspora to Israel. During the first half of the 20th century there were major waves of immigration of Jews back to Israel from the Arab countries and from Europe. In 1948 Jews reestablished their sovereignty over their ancient homeland with the establishment of the modern State of Israel.

    It was only after the Jews re-inhabited their historic homeland of Judea and Samaria, that the myth of a Palestinian nation was created and marketed worldwide. Jews come from Judea, not Palestinians. There is no language known as Palestinian, or any Palestinian culture distinct from that of all the Arabs in the area. There has never been a land known as Palestine governed by Palestinians. Palestinians are Arabs indistinguishable from Arabs throughout the Middle East. The Palestinian National Charter adopted by the PLO states this fact in the first article (See the covenant)

    The area called Palestine included the territories of present day Israel and Jordan. Under Lausanne agreement of 1923 Turkey transferred all claims to Palestine to mandatory power Britain. In 1922 Britain allocated nearly 80% of Palestine to Transjordan. In 1947 UN partitioned this remaining land into two states, a second Arab state, Palestine, and Israel. The great majority of Arabs in greater Palestine and Israel share the same culture, language and religion. The Arabs in the area began identifying themselves as part of a Palestinian people in 1967, two decades after the establishment of the modern State of Israel. Virtually all the Arabs in Judea, Samaria and Gaza in the West Bank of Jordan River have complete autonomy under the rule of the Palestinian Authority.”

  9. RickB Says:

    science.com?!? URL?!?
    I’m afraid I take books from well respected academics over the ludicrously biased happy valley version (look up Nakba). Myth of Palestine? Autonomy? Was intelligent design involved? Here’s a hint- research Zionism and you’ll find where histories such as the one above were constructed.


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