The purpose of this text is to inform about the origins and the historical context of the creation of the State of Israel. It was written in the late 70’s, but it is still current.

INTRODUCTION

The Palestinians have been living, for many long years, under very severe tribulations, ignored by most people of the world. A lot has been said and written about the Palestine tragedy. However, “the independent believers” submit this study, with a view to giving an accurate and quick survey of the main events which led to the bloody and unjustifiable exile of the Palestinian people from their Homeland, Palestine.

Through this booklet, the “independent believers” invite all free men to contribute actively towards putting an end to this intolerable injustice, suffered by an entire people, the Palestinians, who are the target of a genocide caused by the Zionists and their agents. Justice can only be reinstated by collaborating with the oppressed Palestinians in their rightful struggle to regain their legitimate rights and establish their independent democratic State on their own Land.

We present this tragic history in two stages:

  1. Preceding the forced exile of May 1948, as a result of the recognition of the “State” of Israel by the United Nations.
  2. Following the exile, the sufferance continues in occupied Palestine as well as in the countries of exile.

We want to assure the reader that we do not speak out of antisemitic feeling but are urged by a compassion for truth and justice. Our struggle is not against Jews but against Zionism, and the “State” of Israel.

FIRST STAGE: Palestine and Palestinians

History tells us that Palestine and the Palestinians have existed since immemorial times.The Bible also mentions Palestine describing it as:

“…a land where milk and honey flow, and inhabited by strong men who live in well fortified towns…” (Numbers 13,17-33).

This is how Palestine and the Palestinians appeared to the Jewish spies sent out by Moses to explore the country.Therefore, this region was, at no time, either a desert or deserted, as the Israelis pretend.

It is an incontestable fact that, in spite of the peaceful existence of Palestine, this country has been, for centuries, the object of international political interest and colonization. It is most regrettable that some people have even arrogated to themselves a biblical right over this country, trying to make God an accomplice to their crime, a crime He has never ceased to condemn through the prophets. (See the text: “Christians and Israel”)

The modern Zionist propaganda induced the Western world, in particular, to believe that Palestine was a desert which bloomed into a garden by the “miraculous” Israeli hands and that “There are no Palestinians; they never existed”, as used to repeat Mrs. Golda Meyer. The aim of the Zionists’ misleading slogan: “Give the land without people (Palestine) to a people without land (the Jews)” is thus better understood. Yet, Palestine has always been inhabited, prosperous and the beautiful oranges of Jaffa were always, and still are cultivated by Palestinian hands.


Palestine did exist: palestinian pound used before the creation of the Jewish state

Therefore, Palestine belongs to the Palestinians, as much as France belongs to the French and America to the Americans. None can advocate to the contrary without causing a serious prejudice to justice and humanity.We, as Christians, speak because we feel that human treason is imminent at the highest level, and that it is time to warn men of good will against being unfair by claiming the liberation of Barabbas (see Matthew 27,17-26), represented today by the Zionists, usurpers of Palestine.

Because Palestine belongs to Palestinians.

The zionist plans for Palestine

For the past two centuries, Zionists endeavoured to establish themselves in Palestine: “Next year in Jerusalem”, they unceasingly repeated amongst themselves. Stimulated by the pretence of being the “elected people”, they coveted the “promised land” which they think is Palestine.

To expropriate this land, the Zionists rallied the support of Great Britain and America, by proposing themselves as the guardians of the Western interests in the Middle East. Having thus aroused the concern of the Allies to their plan and secured their protection, the Zionists entered Palestine and settled there under the powerful British umbrella, using violence to oust the Palestinians from their country.

The Zionists, who immigrated from the four corners of the world, still dwell in furnished apartments belonging to the exiled Palestinians living under tents and in shanty towns. When the Israelis seized the apartments by force, they found in the closets men, women and children’s clothes that the Palestinian families, fleeing the Zionist aggressor, had not even the time to take.

Before becoming aggressive, the Zionist immigration started secretly since 1880. Zionist terrorism appeared later, under British mandate. Three notorious terrorist groups operated then, and were known as the “Haganah”, “Stern” and “Irgoun”. The latter and the most violent was headed by the actual Prime Minister of Israel, Menahem Begin, author of the massacre at Deir Yassine and of the blowing-up of the King David Hotel, in Jerusalem. Nowadays, the Zionist allege that the Palestinian resistants are terrorists because they struggle to liberate their mother country, Palestine, from Zionist occupation.

The Zionism

The Constitution of Zionism was established at the Congress of Basle in 1897.

Theodore Herzl, founder of the political Zionism and on whose demand this Congress was held, preconised in 1896, in his book “Der Judenstaat” (The Jewish State), the colonization of Palestine, to end up in the creation of a sovereign Jewish State, the boundaries of which would be: “To the North: the mountains overlooking Cappadoce (South-east of Turkey) to the south: the Suez canal and to the east: the Euphrates”. To a Christian, this definition of frontiers is unavailable, being based on biblical texts of the Old Testament, disregarding what Jesus said in the New Testament regarding the promised Land and the chosen people. The Christian reader is again referred to “Christians and Israel” to find the correct biblical answers.
At the Congress of Basle, Herzl declared:

“We are here to lay the foundation stone of the home that will shelter the Jewish nation”.

The program he proposed may be summarized as follows:

  1. Favour a wide and rationally organised colonization of Palestine by the Jews.
  2. Obtain the international recognized right to colonize Palestine.
  3. Constitute a permanent organization (The Zionist organization) to unite all Jews in defence of Zionism.

This formula became the clue of the Zionist politic.

Historical context

Zionist demarches before 1914

Prior to world war one, Turkish rule extended over all the Middle East, including Palestine.

In 1901, Theodore Herzl made an attempt to convince Sultan Abdul Hamid that Jews can help Turkey to restore its finances and exploit the natural resources of the Ottoman Empire. He proposed the creation of a Jewish-Ottoman partnership for the colonization of Palestine and Syria. Herzl even drew up a chart, Article 3 of which “gave Jews the right to deport the autochthonous population” from Palestine. This attempt failed.

Consequently, since 1902, the Zionists’ efforts were directed to Britain, and the Zionist organization broached negotiations with the British Government.The first results appeared in 1914, when the Chancellor of the Exchequers, Lloyd George, after meeting with the eminent Zionist Haim Weizmann, declared:

“The Zionist leaders have formally promised us that if the Allies pledged to facilitate the creation of a Jewish National Home in Palestine, they would do their utmost to rally worldwide Jewish support to the cause of the Allies”.

Thus, in’world war one, the Zionist movement was rallied to Great Britain who, in turn, viewed in the Zionism a British base in the Middle East. Henceforth, the Zionists aimed at putting an end to the Turkish supremacy over Palestine.

1914: Weakening of Turkey

The eruption of world war one found Turkey already weakened by preceding wars with her neighbours.Turkish power was in the hands of the “Committee of Union and Progress”, headed by the Triumvirat formed by “Talaat, Djavid and Enver”, two of whom were Jews “converted” to Islam, as at that time, Turkey was an Islamic State.

Four months after the beginning of the war, the Triumvirat pushed an already exhausted Turkey to enter the war with Germany, against the Allies. This gave Turkey a fatal blow and ended the Ottoman hegemony over the Middle East. Palestine was put under British influence, favouring the Zionist plans.

1916: The Sykes-Picot Agreement

In 1916, Britain and France secretly concluded a partition treaty of the Middle East, signed by their respective Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Sykes and Picot. By this treaty, Syria and Lebanon were placed under French mandate, whereas Palestine was placed under British mandate.

1917: The Balfour Declaration

The Zionists’ efforts were crowned with success, when on 2nd November 1917, Lord Balfour, Minister of British Foreign Affairs, declared in a letter to Edmond Rothschild:

“His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine…”

The non-Jewish communities in question were composed of Christians and Moslems, most of whom were, nevertheless, later expelled from Palestine, violently and without pity.

In fact, the British Government did its utmost to serve Zionism, but omitted to respect the second part of the Balfour declaration concerning the non-Jewish communities: More than three million Palestinians, Moslems and Christians, are today exiled and the British Government has never made any serious attempt to stem this bloody tragedy. Later, in 1944, the resolution adopted by the Executive Committee of the British Labour Party stipulated:

“Let us encourage Arabs to leave, in the same proportion as the Jews arrive”.

1918: England in the Middle East

On October 3rd, 1918, General Allenby entered Damascus at the head of the British army. He took command over all the occupied territories, including Palestine.

1920: The British Mandate

On April 25th 1920, the League of Nations gave Great Britain mandate over Palestine. On August of the same year, the British Government proclaimed that 16,500 Jews were allowed to immigrate every year.

Since then, and under British mandate, an abusive influx of Zionist immigrants was added to the Jewish minority in Palestine. The Palestinians opposed this illegal invasion of their motherland, Palestine, but the British snuffed out their resistance and encouraged the delusive flow of Jewish immigrants.
In 1925, the 16,500 immigrants were already outrun and became 33,801 i.e. 3% of the population.
In 1934: 42,000 immigrants i.e. 3.5% of the population.
In 1935: 60,000 immigrants i.e. 4.7 % of the population.

Backed by the British, the Zionist invaders began encroaching on land belonging to the Palestinians, prejudicing “the non-Jewish communities living in Palestine”, contrary to Balfour’s declaration.

1929: The Palestinian Revolt

The Palestinians expressed their discontent against the Judeo-British conspiracy. Numerous confrontations occurred between Palestinians and Zionists. On August 1929, an incident flared up the hostilities all over Palestine, resulting in 249 dead and 571 wounded.

1936: Organization of the Palestinian Revolt

In April 1936, the Palestinians revolted again. They set-up a Supreme Committee and called for a general strike “until the British Government entirely modifies its present political attitude and stops Jewish immigration”. The strike lasted six months, and the uprisal extended all over the Country.
Lloyd George, commenting on these events, told Ben Gourion, the same year:

“So, the Arabs fear that Palestine becomes a Jewish State!?… Well, it will become a Jewish State!”

In point of fact, since June 1936, Great Britain armed the Jews against the Palestinians whose revolution had become alarming. Thousands of young Jews were thus armed and organized in territorial committees to “help maintain order.”. These constituted the nucleus of a Jewish army operating openly along with the underground Jewish terrorist forces of the “Haganah”. General Wiegal placed Major Wingate (both British) in charge of their training.

1937: England proposed partition of Palestine

England recommended the partition of Palestine in two States: Palestinian and Jewish. This is the first intimation made of a Jewish “State”. Its proposed borders exceeded by far the land then owned by the Jews, estimated at 5.4% of Palestine. The new Hebrew State comprised 25% of Palestine. The Zionist leaders were exulted and Ben Gurion said:

“This proposed Jewish State does not correspond to Zionist objectives, but this is only a first step… We will break the frontiers imposed upon us”.

In October, amongst other measures taken by the British to weaken the Palestinian revolution, was the deportation of the five top and most influential members of the Supreme Committee to the islands of Seychelles, in the Indian Ocean.

1939: Zionism veered towards America

By the end of 1939, the Palestinian uprise was controlled: 5679 Palestinians were imprisoned and 110 hanged.

On September 1st, 1939, the second world war erupted. The Zionists, noticing that England was weakening, changed politics and ‘veered towards America. Ben Gurion wrote in his notes:

“Our main concern was the fate of Palestine after the war… It was obvious that the British would not conserve the mandate… I, myself, had no doubt that the centre of gravity of our efforts had passed from the United Kingdom to America who was gaining the first place in the world and where the Jews were the greatest in number and most influential.”

1941: Zionists associated with America

The American Jews and world-wide Zionists claimed the creation of a Jewish State in Palestine after the war American Zionists were particularly active in oecumenical movements and formed Judeo-Christian committees, whose mission was to rally the Christians and the clergy of the United States to the Zionist cause. They succeeded in their endeavour because they based their arguments on biblical grounds. The Jews did not fail to take advantage of the fact that many false Christians wrongly interpret the Bible or totally ignore it, to justify their pretentions over Palestine, declaring it as the “promised land” to the Jews who, according to them, are the “chosen people”. They also obtained the co-operation of reporters and official personalities, thus injecting Zionist nationalism in the veins of the whole United States.

1943: Zionism abandoned Great Britain

Having secured the support of the United States, the Zionists were able to abandon Great Britain. On March 17th, Ben Gurion declared that the end of the war did not mean the end of the Jewish struggle, as the Zionists in Palestine will not collaborate with British authorities.

1944-45: Zionist terrorism

The second world war ended.

The Zionists, who forced their entry into Palestine, under British protection, systematically practiced terrorism against the Palestinians and the British high officials. They were successful in obtaining the unconditional support of the President of the United States, Roosevelt, who asked Staline during the Yalta Conference (February 1945):

“I am a Zionist, and you? Staline replied: “I am, in principle, though I do realize the difficulties”.

Harry Truman succeeded Roosevelt to the Presidency. He adhered to the Zionist program. To the objections raised by four American ambassadors in the Arab countries, Truman exclaimed:

“Sorry, gentlemen; hundreds of thousands are in favour of Zionism: I do not have hundreds of thousands of Arabs amongst my electors”.

In July 1945, Truman intervened with the British Government, to grant the Jews certificates for 100,000 immigrants.
In August 1945, Ben Gurion claimed the foundation of a Jewish State.

1946: Zionists destroyed british headquarters

On July 22nd, Menahem Begin, heading a group of terrorists, blew up the King David hotel in Jerusalem, Headquarters of the British forces, resulting in 200 dead, mostly Britishers.

1947: U.N. voted for partitioning of Palestine

On October 11th, according to Truman’s instructions, the U.S. government supported the U.N. partition plan for Palestine. America’s prestige incited other countries to do the same.

On November 29th, the General Assembly of the U.N. voted for the partition into three zones: 1- Palestinian, 2- Zionist and 3- neutral (Jerusalem and the Holy Places).

Arabs’ reaction was immediate: violent manifestations and protestations were staged throughout the Arab countries. Inside Palestine, the Palestinians had not yet recovered from the 1936-1939 insurrection, because of the numerous losses in human lives, the exile of their leaders and the confiscation of almost all their weapons by the British. For these reasons they could hardly oppose the Zionists who, well organised and well armed, intensified their terrorism to force the Palestinians out of Palestine. Criminal attempts were committed all over the country, namely in Jerusalem, Haifa, Jaffa, Safed etc… The Jews destroyed bridges, buildings, shops, warehouses etc… belonging to the Palestinians.

1948: U.N recognizes the State of Israel

Deir Yassine massacre: On April 9th, 1948, Menahem Begin’s “Irgoun” terrorist group attacked the Palestinian village of Deir Yassine and wildly massacred the villagers (men, women and children). Ben Gurion declined all responsibility for this barbarism. Menahem Begin said:

“Not only was the massacre justified, but without this victory, the State of Israel would not have existed.”

After this massacre, the exodus of the Palestinians massively increased under the threat of other Deir Yassines, which was thus the first step towards the eviction of Palestinians, who disarmed, and under the threat of terrorist Zionists evacuate entire cities such as Haifa. This city fell April 22, 1948.

The Zionists entered this city shooting pell-mell, threatening the population through loud speakers, advising them to flee, lest they will suffer the fate of Deir Yassine. Unarmed and panicked, the citizens had no choice but to escape with their children. They could only flee towards the harbour, where British ships were waiting to take them to other Arab countries. During this night alone, Haifa, a town of 100,000 inhabitants, was half-empty.

Closing their eyes on Israeli terrorism, America continued its unconditional support of Zionism. On the 23rd April 1948, one day after the Haifa exodus, the U.S. President, Harry Truman, informed Weizman that, if the Jewish State was proclaimed, the U.S. would immediately recognize it.

On May 15th, 1948, the British mandate over Palestine ended. At 9: 00 a.m. the last British High Commissioner left the country. At 4: 00 p.m. Ben Gurion proclaimed the State of Israel in the presence of 200 officials, photographers and journalists.

On the same day, Jewish forces occupied Acre and Western Galilee. The inhabitants were chased out.

On leaving Jerusalem, the British handed over to the “Haga- nah”, all buildings of most strategic importance. From the roofs of these buildings, the Haganah attacked the Palestinian residential quarters and occupied the town without, however, being able to penetrate into the Old City, containing the Holy Places, in view of the strong Palestinian resistance.

Only sixteen minutes after the proclamation, by Ben Gurion, of the State of Israel, the U.S.A. recognized it. The Soviet Union did so the next day.

This proclamation threw one million Palestinians into exile. Up till May 1948 the Palestinians had to suffer from Zionism in their own Homeland. After May 1948, the Palestinian calvary was aggravated and continued under Zionist occupation, in Palestine as well as in exile.

The Palestinians, whose families are today dismembered, have been, since then, dispersed under miserable tents and tin-shacks in Gaza, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. Some wealthy Palestinians were able to settle comfortably outside Palestine.


Satisfaction at the “high places” (J. Carter and M. Begin)

Forced exile of Palestinians

SECOND STAGE: After the exile

After forcing about 1,000,000 Palestinians out of their country, the Zionists, despising the borders traced by the U.N., proceeded with their expansion plan towards the interior of Palestine, harassing by acts of terrorism the remaining Palestinians.Thus the Palestinian people’s calvary developed in two levels: inside Palestine and outside, in exile.

Inside Palestine

Palestinians opposed, as much as they could, the wave of expatriation to which they were violently subjected. Zionist writer John Kimche, described in the “Jewish Observer” (3.3.1967) how General Moshe Dayan, in July 1948, “entered Lydda with full force, firing and terrifying the population: 30,000 Palestinians fled or gathered on the road of Ramallah. The next day Ramleh also surrendered and its inhabitants suffered the same fate. Both towns were plundered by the Israelis”.We remind the reader that the Palestinians were unarmed.

Nevertheless, the international opinion was still totally favou rable to the Israelis and hostile to the Palestinians.Zionist influence in the States — which was especially favoured by the approaching elections of November 1948 — rendered American opinion even more pro-Zionist. Arms and planes were supplied to the Israelis and American military personnel were allowed to fight side by side with the Jews. “Retired American captains and majors occupied strategic positions in the Israeli army” (The Times 3.5.1967). In compiling Ben Gurion’s biography, Michael Ben Zohar wrote that Ben Gurion, speaking of these military personnel, said: “I do not know whether we could have won the war without their help”.

Following the 1967 war, Israel entirely occupied Jerusalem, grabbed the Golan (Syria), West Bank, Gaza and the Sinai desert, spreading Judaism throughout the whole of Palestine.

The fate of the Palestinian patriots was the most painful: Accused of being terrorists, they were thrown in jails where horrible tortures were inflicted upon them. The International Red Cross representatives were not allowed to see in what state the prisoners were. In 1977, “The Sunday Times” published an overwhelming report on the unhuman treatment of the Palestinian prisoners.

Article 3 of the actual Israeli emergency law stipulates that “the Israeli government has the right to administratively withhold, any where and at any time any one in occupied zone, without having to specify the charges against the person detained”.

High, dignitaries were thus captured for their testimony in favour of the Palestinians. Amongst the most well-known, we mention the Greek-Catholic Bishop of Jerusalem, Hilarion Capucci, jailed in 1974 and liberated in 1977, at the demand of the Vatican.


The Bishop Hilarion Capucci: Pro-Palestinian solidarity

About 4,000 Palestinians are detained in the 30 Israeli jails which are old unhealthy buildings, where the cells are dark, damp and where the sun hardly penetrates. Due to poor drainage a strong stench prevails. Some rooms, meant to lodge 15 prisoners, contain 45 who, to get some sleep, have to relay in three successive shifts.

Outside Palestine

The winter of 1948-1949 was particularly hard on the refugees. They were without luggage and with no shelter. Many died of cold and hunger. Witnesses mentioned having seen children with arms “like match-sticks and with swollen bellies due to progressive famine. Many babies died from lack of milk”.

Israeli leaders insisted on the principle of a purely Jewish State, refusing to reintegrate the Moslem and Christian Palestinians.


A Palestinian refugee camp

The Jewish State confiscated all Palestinian belongings: lands, homes, shops, stores, workshops… etc. Hundreds of thousands of peaceful families were exiled during one night of 1948, penniless, without passports, identifications, diplomas or the means to exercise their profession. Expelled without notice or preparation, they lived under tents, at the mercy of a pitiless international conscience completely devoted to the Israeli usurpers. Western conscience, feeling guilty because of Hitler’s reaction against the Jews, blindly backed the Zionists, allowing them to commit unjustifiable crimes against innocent people. This has been going on for over thirty years.

In exile, the Palestinians are deprived of the most elementary civic rights. Their hosts tolerated them rather than welcomed them. They are concentrated in refugee camps, without potable water or proper sewage systems.
Dismantled, the Palestinians live under stupor and fear.

The P.L.O. (The Palestine Liberation Organization)

On May 28th, 1964, the First Palestinian National Council held its session in Jerusalem. The P.L.O. was proclaimed and the National Chart was set up. This Organization asserted the Palestinian entity, putting an end to a situation of complete confusion.

During this same year, the Palestine Liberation Army (P.L.A.) was constituted.

In 1965, the struggle for the liberation of Palestine took a new and decisive phase with the advent of the “Fedayeen” (Palestinian commandos) operating inside the occupied territories for the liberation of their country.


The “Fedayeen”! The Palestinians’ right to regain their land!

Zionist agression of 1967

On June 1967, the Zionists captured all Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, Sinai and all the West Bank. The Jewish State was then relieved of a new flow of Palestinians who fled to Jordan by thousands through the Allenby bridge. They were gathered there in refugee camps. The only compassion they obtained from the international family was the provision of tents and blankets. No real pressure was ever exerted on the Jews to reintegrate them. The calvary continued as these 410,000 new refugees were added to those already exiled.

In the resolution of 22nd November 1967, the Security Council asked Israel to withdraw from territories occupied in June 1967. The reply of Mr. Abba Eban, the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, was:

“If the Assembly General were to have 121 votes against one, in favour of Israel’s return to the armistice lines (Frontiers before June 1967), Israel would refuse to comply with this decision” (New York Times 19.6.1967).

Two attempts of genocide

In exile, the refugees were twice the target of genocide: In Jordan in 1970 and in Lebanon in 1975.

In Jordan

The Palestinians refused to be absorbed by the Jordanian regime and forget about Palestine. They proclaimed their right to fight for the liberation of their land across the Jordan river. On September 1970, King Hussein violently reacted: His army attacked the refugee camps and thousands were killed and wounded. It is the notorious “Black September”.

Again in July 1971, King Hussein acted severely. The outcome of both campaigns was about 25,000 dead and wounded. More than 200,000 Palestinians fled from Jordan towards Syria and Lebanon.

In Lebanon

Being aware of the plots contrived against them, aiming at their extermination, the Palestinian leaders asked the Lebanese Government to protect their camps from foreign infiltration. The President of the Republic, Mr. Soleiman Frangie, replied that the Government is unable to protect them and that they should assume their own protection.

On the night of 13th April 1973, Israeli commandos landed in Beirut. Aided by their agents in Lebanon, they headed towards the homes of three Palestinian leaders and murdered them in their bedrooms.

As a result of this incident, the Palestinians decided to establish check-points around their camps to ensure minimum protection. In Beirut, a maximum of four check-points were erected, at the entrance of the main camps, two of which were occasional.

This irritated the extreme right wing of the Lebanese people, headed by the Christian Phalangist party who considered these check-points as a defiance to Lebanese sovereignty. On the other hand, the majority of the Lebanese, Christians and Moslems alike, justified the Palestinians’ measures as these check-points, few in number, never extending beyond the limits of the Palestinian camps. It seemed obvious that it was a certain party’s interest to incriminate the Palestinians.

Tension against Palestinians was entertained by certain pro- Israeli Christian leaders of the extreme right. A strong anti- Palestinian feeling was thus injected in the rightist Christian Lebanese, who automatically reacted negatively towards any Palestinian movement.

April 13th, 1975, is a landmark date. On this day, the Palestinians commemorated their martyrs in one of their camps. After the meeting, a bus transporting more than 25 Palestinians, men, women and children returning to their own camp, had to pass through an extreme rightist Christian quarter. Without any provocation by the Palestinians, the bus was intercepted by armed Christian militia. All occupants were ferociously shot dead.

This incident provoked the civil war in Lebanon. Lebanese patriots Christians and Moslems — joined the Palestinians against an obvious plan of extermination organized by the Israelis together with some Lebanese and Arab agents. Since then, Palestinians and Lebanese patriots jointly fought a common anti-Zionist cause.

Four Palestinian camps, situated in Christian Maronite areas, were totally destroyed by the Christian militia. Two of these — the “Quarantine” and the famous “Tel-el-Zaatar” camps — sheltered both Palestinian and Lebanese refugees who fled from south of Lebanon, following the destruction of their homes by Israeli shelling. The other two camps — “Dbaye” and “Jisr-el Bacha” — sheltered Palestinian Christian refugees who were slaughtered by Christian Lebanese militia.


The Tel El Zaatar camp after the genocide

Following these events, a large number of Palestinian refugees were expelled to the south of Lebanon. Once again, the Lebanese extreme right wing accused the tracked Palestinian refugees of attempting to take over Lebanon as their Homeland instead of Palestine (Pierre Gemayel, leader of Christian Phalangist militia, in “L’Orient-Le Jour” 9.1.78). They also disseminated rumours through their media, that Palestinians were buying Lebanese land in the south to settle there permanently.

The Palestinian Revolution faced this conspiracy, which aimed at its discredit and extermination by repeatedly affirming, officially and in public, that the Palestinians will never accept a substitute to Palestine as their Homeland, even if it were “paradise”.

The struggle for survival and liberation of Palestine goes on. This struggle is a symbol: Whoever strives for the liberation of Palestine, contributes to the liberation of his own country from international Zionism.

BIBLICAL APPENDIX

The Zionists cry anti-Semitism whenever someone accuses them of their crimes. As they rely on the Bible to hide their theft of Palestine, we thought it useful to demonstrate that the Bible is the most “anti-Semitic” of the books, because it has never ceased to denounce the Zionist spirit that goes against the notion of spiritual salvation and the Promised Land as well as the universality of the election.

The Christian thoughtful reader can easily notice that no real connection exists between the artificial Israel of 1948, which is a human construction, and the prophetic and spiritual Israel of the Bible.

For a better understanding of the problem, refer to the text: “Christians and Israel”.

Pierre (1978)