Quotes About "Palestine"

Remember: Israel is bad! Its existence keeps reminding Muslims what a bunch of losers they are.
"There will be no peace until they will love their children more than they hate us."

-Golda Meir-
'If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more ‎violence. If the Jews put ‎down their weapons ‎today, there would be no ‎more Israel'‎

~Benjamin Netanyahu~
"Peace for us means the destruction of Israel. We are preparing for an all out war, a war which will last for generations.

~Yasser Arafat~
"The Palestinian people have no national identity. I, Yasser Arafat, man of destiny, will give them that identity through conflict with Israel."

~ Yasser Arafat ~
"The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel. For our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of Palestinian people, since Arab national interest demand that we posit the existence of a distinct 'Palestinian people' to oppose Zionism".

~ Zahir Muhse'in ~

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Israel Proves Gaza Death Caused by Palestinian Terrorism

Jerusalem----June 13.....The Israel Defense Minister, the IDF Chief of Staff and IDF head of ground operations declared at a Tel Aviv press conference this evening that Israel was not responsible for the deaths of innocent civilians on a Gaza beach last Friday.

Standing before a packed room of international journalists at Israel's Ministry of Defense, Israel Defense Minister Amir Peretz said that Israel was not responsible for an explosion on a Gaza beach that killed eight Palestinian civilians. "We have enough findings to back up the suspicion that the intention to describe this as an Israel event is simply not correct."

The IDF told the INA that they were using maps, photographs, video of the aftermath and shrapnel taken from the injured in Gaza and treated in Israel to prove that it would have been impossible for the explosion to have come from an Israel navy craft, the Israel Air Force or Israel ground artillery. Israel General Meir Califi, deputy head of ground forces said that it was most likely a landmine which had been planted on the beach by Hamas.

The investigation focused on six artillery shells fired by the IDF. The army says it is certain five landed about 250 metres (820ft) from the beach where the Ghalia family were sitting. One shell apparently misfired, but the explosion which ripped through the Ghalia family's picnic was at least eight minutes afterwards, the army says. Concluding his investigation, General Klifi said on Wednesday: "The chances that artillery fire hit that area at that time are nil." "We can account for every 76-mm shell fired from the navy boats. All were successful hits." In fact, Kalifi said, "the ones that fell closest to the location of the incident were fired four hours earlier."

Hamas terrorists had fired rockets and mortar bombs from a crowded Gaza beach at southern Israel last Thursday. Some of the rockets fell near the Israel city of Ashkelon. Seventeen rockets were fired between Saturday and Sunday morning. A man at a school in the Israel town of Sderot was wounded, Israel officials said.

Israel Maj.-Gen. Yoav Galant had stated earlier that the Israel Defense Forces had evidence that it wasn't Israel artillery that hit the beach in Gaza. Galant, who commands Israel's southern command, said Israel stopped firing 15 minutes before the explosion. Another senior Israel officer had concluded that it was a Hamas work accident where an explosion of a stockpile of Kassam rockets had caused the civilian fatalities.

Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he regretted the deaths, which included three children.

Overshadowing the events of last Friday, was an IDF defensive attack on Islamic Jihad terrorists in Gaza. In the attack, 11 Palestinians were killed when the Israeli Air Force aimed at a car carrying rocket launchers.

At least four Islamic Jihad members were among those killed when Israel fired two missiles at a yellow van carrying several Katyusha-Grad rockets, said army spokesman Capt. Jacob Dallal. "This is another escalation in terms of type of weaponry. We're used to Kassam rockets but Katyushas are part of the strategic edge that the Palestinian terror groups are trying to get," said Dallal.

The IDF airstrike came hours after hundreds of Palestinian police loyal to Abbas rampaged against the Hamas government, riddling the parliament building and Cabinet offices with bullets before setting them ablaze in retaliation for an attack by Hamas gunmen. The rampage raised new fears the Palestinians were headed toward civil war. Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he had approved supplying weapons to Abbas to "strengthen his presidential guard, so he can strengthen his forces against Hamas." "I did this because we are running out of time and we need to help Abu Mazen," Olmert said at a meeting with members of Britain's Parliament, referring to Abbas.

Kassam rockets are home made in Gaza and are not very accurate. They have a range of up to 10 kilometers (six miles). The Katyushas are smuggled into Gaza from Egypt and have twice the range, putting all of the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon in danger, said Dallal. Thirty-eight Kassam rockets have been launched at Israel from the northern Gaza Strip in the past 24 hours, the army said. More than 100 rockets have been launched at Israel since Friday, when Palestinians accused Israel of killing a family of Palestinians picnicking on a Gaza Beach.

Hamas's military branch had been responsible for dozens of suicide terror bomb attacks on Israelis since the second Palestinian uprising began in 2000. Hamas had said that it had honored an informal ceasefire forged in February 2005 by Ariel Sharon, then Israel prime minister, and Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority. The so-called truce has been broken several times by Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups, such as Islamic Jihad, as shootings, rockets fired from Gaza and Lebanon and weapons and explosives have been discovered almost daily at Israel security checkpoints.

Galant, warned that Palestinian terrorists "should expect a serious blow" since Hamas had ended its ceasefire. As the violence flared, Abbas was trying to convince Hamas to back his plan to hold a referendum on establishing a Palestinian state. The plan implicitly recognizes Israel's right to exist, which Hamas has so far refused to do despite tremendous international pressure, including the halting of millions of dollars in aid to the Palestinian Authority from the European Union, the United States and others.

Hamas wrestled control of the Palestinian Authority from Abbas's Fatah party in a January election, but Abbas - who was elected separately as president - still retains much power. Abbas argued that the referendum should be held on July 26, while Hamas leaders said the vote should be delayed because of the beach attack.

Palestinian terrorists have been using their own civilian population as human shields for many years. An even more disturbing trend is that there is increasing evidence that "Palestinians" are killing "Palestinians" not only for collaboration with Israel (which could mean as little as buying and selling an Israeli product), but also for bumping up the numbers of "martyrs" for the "Palestinian" cause.

In related news, the Israel Defense Forces urged journalists with Israel or dual citizenship to leave the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, "due to severe security alerts regarding the intent of hostile parties to harm journalists with Israeli citizenship," the army said in a statement. "It is imperative that the world understands that Israel is fighting a war on terror not thousands of miles from its shores but scant meters from its homes, schools and children," said an IDF spokesperson.

"The terrorist activity must be brought to a stop and the world must bring its weight down on the Hamas government and the PA president to stop launching rockets at Israeli civilians and to begin to respect and honor the human rights of Palestinians and Israelis. By launching these consistent terrorist attacks from within some of the most densely populated civilian neighborhoods, teeming with families and children, Hamas and Fatah are calling a holy war on their own people."

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More Quotes About "Palestine"

"There is no such country as Palestine. 'Palestine' is a term the Zionists invented. There is no Palestine in the Bible. Our country was for centuries part of Syria. 'Palestine' is alien to us. It is the Zionists who introduced it".

- Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi, Syrian Arab leader to British Peel Commission, 1937 -

"There is no such thing as Palestine in history, absolutely not".

- Professor Philip Hitti, Arab historian, 1946 -

"It is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing but Southern Syria".

- Representant of Saudi Arabia at the United Nations, 1956 -

Concerning the Holy Land, the chairman of the Syrian Delegation at the Paris Peace Conference in February 1919 stated:
"The only Arab domination since the Conquest in 635 c.e. hardly lasted, as such, 22 years".

"There is not a solitary village throughout its whole extent (valley of Jezreel, Galilea); not for thirty miles in either direction... One may ride ten miles hereabouts and not see ten human beings. For the sort of solitude to make one dreary, come to Galilee... Nazareth is forlorn... Jericho lies a mouldering ruin... Bethlehem and Bethany, in their poverty and humiliation... untenanted by any living creature... A desolate country whose soil is rich enough, but is given over wholly to weeds... a silent, mournful expanse... a desolation... We never saw a human being on the whole route... Hardly a tree or shrub anywhere. Even the olive tree and the cactus, those fast friends of a worthless soil had almost deserted the country... Palestine sits in sackcloth and ashes... desolate and unlovely...".

- Mark Twain, "The Innocents Abroad", 1867 -

"In 1590 a 'simple English visitor' to Jerusalem wrote: 'Nothing there is to bescene but a little of the old walls, which is yet remayning and all the rest is grasse, mosse and weedes much like to a piece of rank or moist grounde'.".

- Gunner Edward Webbe, Palestine Exploration Fund,
Quarterly Statement, p. 86; de Haas, History, p. 338 -

"The land in Palestine is lacking in people to till its fertile soil".

- British archaeologist Thomas Shaw, mid-1700s -

"Palestine is a ruined and desolate land".

- Count Constantine Fran├žois Volney, XVIII century French author and historian -

"The Arabs themselves cannot be considered but temporary residents. They pitched their tents in its grazing fields or built their places of refuge in its ruined cities. They created nothing in it. Since they were strangers to the land, they never became its masters. The desert wind that brought them hither could one day carry them away without their leaving behind them any sign of their passage through it".

- Comments by Christians concerning the Arabs in Palestine in the 1800s -

"Then we entered the hill district, and our path lay through the clattering bed of an ancient stream, whose brawling waters have rolled away into the past, along with the fierce and turbulent race who once inhabited these savage hills. There may have been cultivation here two thousand years ago. The mountains, or huge stony mounds environing this rough path, have level ridges all the way up to their summits; on these parallel ledges there is still some verdure and soil: when water flowed here, and the country was thronged with that extraordinary population, which, according to the Sacred Histories, was crowded into the region, these mountain steps may have been gardens and vineyards, such as we see now thriving along the hills of the Rhine. Now the district is quite deserted, and you ride among what seem to be so many petrified waterfalls. We saw no animals moving among the stony brakes; scarcely even a dozen little birds in the whole course of the ride".

- William Thackeray in "From Jaffa To Jerusalem", 1844 -

"The country is in a considerable degree empty of inhabitants and therefore its greatest need is of a body of population".

- James Finn, British Consul in 1857 -

"The area was underpopulated and remained economically stagnant until the arrival of the first Zionist pioneers in the 1880's, who came to rebuild the Jewish land. The country had remained "The Holy Land" in the religious and historic consciousness of mankind, which associated it with the Bible and the history of the Jewish people. Jewish development of the country also attracted large numbers of other immigrants - both Jewish and Arab. The road leading from Gaza to the north was only a summer track suitable for transport by camels and carts... Houses were all of mud. No windows were anywhere to be seen... The plows used were of wood... The yields were very poor... The sanitary conditions in the village [Yabna] were horrible... Schools did not exist... The rate of infant mortality was very high... The western part, toward the sea, was almost a desert... The villages in this area were few and thinly populated. Many ruins of villages were scattered over the area, as owing to the prevalence of malaria, many villages were deserted by their inhabitants".

- The report of the British Royal Commission, 1913 -

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