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Palestine; Arabs’ forgotten cause

Tehran About 70 years ago, original Arab settlers of Palestine were driven out of their home by force and savagery of so-called civilized powers and now all the populous villages are under Israeli siege.

Palestine is an ancient land and has belonged to Arab tribes since thousands of years ago. The current bog powers of the world have unconditionally supported the oppressive Zionist regime and now it is building Jewish settlements in the occupied lands trying to complete the wipeout of Palestine from the map.

Since 1948, they have continuously raided, confiscated, and razed to the ground the villages of the Palestinians and then built their settlement on the remains of the Palestinians’ houses.

The human rights watchdog wrote in its last report on May 12 that Israel’s decades of land confiscations and discriminatory policies have confined Palestinians living in the occupied lands to densely populated towns and villages that have almost no room to expand

Eric Goldstein, acting Middle East executive director of HRW said, “Israeli policy on both sides of the Green Line restricts Palestinians to dense population centers while maximizing the land available for Jewish communities.”

“These practices are well-known when it comes to the occupied West Bank, but Israeli authorities are also enforcing discriminatory land practices inside Israel.”

According to the HRW, the occupying regime in Palestine directly controls 93 percent of the land in the country, including occupied East Jerusalem.

The HRW said these state lands are managed and allocated by a government agency, i.e. the Israel Land Authority (ILA), half of whose members belong to the Jewish National Fund (JNF).

Despite the fact that Palestinian citizens of Israel constitute 21 percent of Israeli citizens, Israeli and Palestinian rights groups estimated in 2017 that less than 3 percent of all land in Israel falls under the jurisdiction of Palestinian municipalities, the report added.

All these lands have been taken by force and the support of the West after 1949.

 

 

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency – IRNA

 


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