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Palestine is not the victim

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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been the center of attention for decades and will most likely continue to be for quite some time. A crucial piece of the history of this issue is the existence of some problematic people that reside in Palestine. Although an astounding number of people believe Palestine to be a victim, I believe otherwise.

While Israel has not been willing to recognize Palestine, the Palestinians and other bordering countries have also chosen to not recognize Israel as a Jewish state with the right to exist. In fact, in 1967 eight separate countries – among them, Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon – declared their ‘3 no’s’ for Israel; no peace, no negotiations, and no recognition.

A previous United Nations report had confirmed that Hamas, a terrorist group founded to liberate Palestine and establish an Islamic state, had been storing weapons such as rockets and other missiles. Missiles have also been found in numerous hospitals and mosques. These places are meant to be a place of sanctuary but are being used to house weapons.

To take aim at this situation, I find it imperative there be a solution to this ongoing problem. However, any new resolution should not come from Israel, but Palestine. After breaking six different treaties they should be the ones to step up to the plate and suggest a solution that both sides should see through. Israel has put in much effort for the opportunity to have peace, such as when it gave land to Egypt in 1979 in exchange for a peace treaty.

A solution between the two countries should not only ensure both nations acknowledge each other’s rights, but also their spaces. For years, Palestinians have gone to extremes to eradicate the Jewish state, and have chosen to look towards suicide bombing, stabbing and kidnapping to do so. Just in 2017 alone, at least 200 attacks have been thwarted by the Israeli Defense Forces. It is crucial for people to see that while there may be extremists from the Israeli side, terrorism is not rewarded like it is in Palestine.

What the world may make of this is hard to say, when two extreme opposing sides exist. However, one thing that people can unite around globally is the need for peace. While that may not exist as of now, it is hopefully not too far out of reach.

– Katelyn Moriarty is a political science sophomore

8 COMMENTS

    • Dear Contributor, I cannot agree. Palestine is a UN Non-member STATE and has bilateral relations with over 130 nations as well as with the Vatican Church. When Palestine was accepted as a UN Non-member STATE, 138 nations voted for her including Western European (France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Ireland, Denmark, Malta, Belgium) and South American nations, plus countries Japan, New Zealand and Mexico. The International Court of Justice condemned Israel’s monstrous 700 km “wall” and the UN and EU (all member nations) also condemned the “wall” built in and around Jerusalem and deep within the West Bank. Palestine is registered with 50 UN Agencies. There are over 150 UN Resolutions including UN Security Council Resolutions 476 and 478 which condemned Israel’s “eternal claim” to Jerusalem as NULL and VOID. These Security Council Resolutions were allowed to become law by the US, UK, China, France and the former Soviet Union. Moreover when the Settlement Resolution was passed in December of last year UNSC 2334 condemning Settlements as a flagrant violation of international law, the UK and France supported its passage. Prior to this, over 170 UN members sided with the Palestinians in a UN General Assembly Resolution. Incidentally the EU have Settlement Guidelines and Settlement Labelling warning EU citizens of the consequences of business with illegal colonial settlements accessible by settler only roads illegally taken from indigenous Palestinians. A two-state solution is the only way forward but Prime Minister Netanyahu and his Government either reject or disapprove of over 150 UN Resolutions.

  1. In my opinion,I perceived sentiment in this column.You have only seen 200 attempts thwarted but did not and cannot count number of times missiles and armour tank were used against unarmed masses.fairness is what we need,justice will one day,surely will prevail!

  2. I can’t begin to tell you how stupid this article is. Also, the lack of history this person knows. Before she decides to write an article on Palestine she should read history not Zionist talking points.
    First stupid lie they have not chosen to recognize Israel. The Palestine has Egypt and Jordan have peace treaties with Israel. It is not up to the Arab states to define what Israel is it is up to its Israelis citizens to define there state. (By the way Israel has 56 laws on the books that give Jews special rights over its non Jewish citizens. Smells like racism).

    Stupid point number 2. Palestine needs to propose a solution. They have numerous times however Israel has never presented a peace treaty. I would ask the writer to provide one peace treaty Israel has published. The answer would be 0.

    Stupid point 3 What 6 treaties did the Palestinians break.

    Stupid comment 4 The Arab league which consists of 22 Arab countries in early 2000’s said they would recognize Israel’s right to exist as long as the withdrew from all territories it occupied since 1967. With agreed upon land swaps withe Palestinians What was Israel response nothing they want the land..

    Stupid comment 5. The violence starts with the occupation. As long as people are denied the basic rights of life liberty and pursuit of happiness their will be violence. It’s seems the writer forgot to talk about all the violence done by the Israel army on the Palestinians. Over 30000 homes destroyed and land stolen to make room only for Jews and the crimes against the Palestinians go on and on.

    This writer seems to think that the Palestinians are as powerful militarily as the Jews are. Well let me tell you they have no f-16 no tanks no attack helicopter no nuclear weapons. They have rocks and knives standing up against the 6th strongest military. They should be appalled for continuing to fight for their freedom just as the Blacks of South Africa did. The Palestinians are the victims. Peace will happen when justice happens.

  3. Dear Ms Katelyn Moriarty
    I couldn’t but notice will reading your article the sheer amount of biased and misleading information that it had, in a clear obvious attempt to promote and publicize a particular political narrative, the “ZIONIST” narrative.
    In which you mention in your article that the Palestinians did not recognized Israel alongside other bordering countries such as Jordan and Egypt, which is an absolute lie, because all three of these countries recognized Israel, in matter fact the Palestinians recognized Israel and its right of existent back in 1993, meanwhile Israel still till this day don’t recognize Palestine as a state .
    – also you claimed that there is a UN report confirming that Hamas had been storing missiles in hospitals and mosques yet you give us a link to an ARTICLE in an ISRAELI NEWS PAPER .
    – and you claimed that the Palestinians broke six peace treaties withe Israel when in fact they were talks not treaties and they were four not six and they were refused because the Palestinians were giving impossible to accept conditions, and also the land that they gave back was an Egyptian land that they were occupying.
    – lastly i liked how you compared the rebellious reaction of the Palestinian people to the state terror actions of the IDF and the settlers rampaging, destroying farms ,stealing lands and water supply’s and downright killing people, as if they are equal. so let me remind you that one of them has 300 nukes and the absolute support from the strongest military on earth and that one isn’t the Palestinians.

  4. Please get yourself educated a little bit more about this topic before deciding to write a ridiculous article. I encourage you to read up on the checkpoint apartheid system that israel set up in the west bank. Have you considered the settlement issue? What about the status of palestinians in eastern jerusalem? Maybe look at the wall they built? How many times have the Palestinians been provoked? Did you ever have to go across a single checkpoint in your life? Imagine having to do this everyday on your way to school. What about the double standard highway system they have set up. You may want to visit at some point to see for yourself. Its easy to say that the palestinians are not “victims”. What a pathetic and condescending attempt to further escalate tensions between the two sides.

  5. Dear Contributor, I cannot agree. Palestine is a UN Non-member STATE and has bilateral relations with over 130 nations as well as with the Vatican Church. When Palestine was accepted as a UN Non-member STATE, 138 nations voted for her including Western European (France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Ireland, Denmark, Malta, Belgium) and South American nations, plus countries Japan, New Zealand and Mexico. The International Court of Justice condemned Israel’s monstrous 700 km “wall” and the UN and EU (all member nations) also condemned the “wall” built in and around Jerusalem and deep within the West Bank. Palestine is registered with 50 UN Agencies. There are over 150 UN Resolutions including UN Security Council Resolutions 476 and 478 which condemned Israel’s “eternal claim” to Jerusalem as NULL and VOID. These Security Council Resolutions were allowed to become law by the US, UK, China, France and the former Soviet Union. Moreover when the Settlement Resolution was passed in December of last year UNSC 2334 condemning Settlements as a flagrant violation of international law, the UK and France supported its passage. Prior to this, over 170 UN members sided with the Palestinians in a UN General Assembly Resolution. Incidentally the EU have Settlement Guidelines and Settlement Labelling warning EU citizens of the consequences of business with illegal colonial settlements accessible by settler only roads illegally taken from indigenous Palestinians. A two-state solution is the only way forward but Prime Minister Netanyahu and his Government either reject or disapprove of over 150 UN Resolutions.

  6. Israel is a shining star of freedom in a region, sadly, largely devoid of it.

    In truth, Israel is a veritable social justice Shangri-La to the rest of the Arab Middle East.

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