The Conflict Between Israelis And Palestinians

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Erin Shin
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18 April 2016
The Conflict Between Israelis and Palestinians
On July 14, 2014, Mohammed Suliman, a Muslim living in Gaza City, tweeted, “Amir, 12, and Mohammed. 10, want to buy yogurt. Things are calm, they tell their mom. They leave the house. A blast is heard. They 're dead” (Hosford). Tragic though it is, this is not a rare phenomenon in this region. In fact, 2,314 Palestinians were killed and 17,125 injured just in 2014 alone as a result of Israel’s activities in the Gaza Strip, West Bank, and East Jerusalem, according to the annual report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Because of the unfair treatment of Palestinians, the situation in Israel/Palestine is a human rights conflict.
To further understand this conflict, one must first know how it began. In 1948, the country of Israel was formally created. Technically speaking, this would be the origin of this conflict, but some scholars think it began earlier. They believe it was a result of the Jewish exiles in ancient times when the land was conquered by the Romans. The land was then taken over by Arabs, who are still found there today.
Jews had several reasons for immigrating to Palestine. Firstly, in the late 19th century, Jews created a movement to migrate back to the Holy Land, ignoring the fact that the area was already occupied by Palestinians. As a result, conflicts over who had rights to the land arose. Great Britain was in control of…
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