The Sad Nature of the Conflict between Israel and Palestine Essay

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Before hearing this lecture, I’d never heard of the Palestinian refugee camps in the Middle East or thought much about the Palestinian people. This lecture helped me understand the truly sad nature of the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
You began the lecture by showing a video about the Aida refugee camp, which is one of many camps the in which the Israelis placed the Palestinians once Israel became a country after WWII. Then you spoke of your experiences living and working there. Telling stories of Israelis shooting children, throwing tear gas at silent protestors, and being cruel at checkpoints, you talked about the people who live in that camp. You discussed how the Israelis wish to eliminate the Palestinians and how they
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Before hearing this lecture, I’d never heard of the Palestinian refugee camps in the Middle East or thought much about the Palestinian people. This lecture helped me understand the truly sad nature of the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
You began the lecture by showing a video about the Aida refugee camp, which is one of many camps the in which the Israelis placed the Palestinians once Israel became a country after WWII. Then you spoke of your experiences living and working there. Telling stories of Israelis shooting children, throwing tear gas at silent protestors, and being cruel at checkpoints, you talked about the people who live in that camp. You discussed how the Israelis wish to eliminate the Palestinians and how they continue to build a wall around Israel, which often purposefully cuts people away from olive trees which supply income. You also talked about how the U.S. supports Israel,--actually paying for their weapons--since they are generally thought of as God’s chosen people.
Learning about the carelessness that the Israelis have towards the Palestinians really shocked me. It’s horrifying how soldiers casually shoot everywhere, not really caring who or what they shoot at. After learning about the Old Testament, though, this makes sense to me. Since the people of Israel are Jewish, they don’t believe that the Messiah has come yet and must still live by the laws of the Old Testament, where God demanded they eliminate many people groups through “holy war.”
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