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The 70th anniversary of the Nakba

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08.05.2018

The month of May brings with it a painful memory for Arabs and Muslims, the anniversary of the Nakba. We remember that the day when the heart of the Arab nation was ripped out and Palestine was seized before the eyes of the entire world.

The colonial powers immediately recognised, Israel. A rogue entity that was planted in our Arab region. The first to recognise Israel was the Soviet Union, followed by the US. The East and the West worked together to stab the Arab nation in the back.

But, the state of Israeli actually dates back a century, to 2 November, 1917. The the Balfour Declaration which was issued by the British government to establish a national homeland for the Jews on the land of Arab Palestine. It was a promise made by those who do not own the land to those who do not deserve it. This promise was achieved, along with the help of the other colonial states on May 14, 1948.

Since then, the Palestinians have lived in an endless series of suffering, hardship and the confiscation of more of their land by Israel. The Palestinians have not stopped fighting for the past 70 years, while Arab leaders did not stop conspiring against the struggle of the Palestinian people. Meanwhile, the superpowers, beginning with the US, support Israel, while the Arab leaders are loyal to and guard its borders. Al-Sisi explicitly said, “We will not allow Sinai to be the backyard for any terrorist operations against our neighbour.”

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Since the rule of Gamal Abdel Nasser, all of the Arab rulers without exception, exploited the Palestinian cause and used it to gain favour amongst their people. Moreover, the PLO signed the Oslo Accords on 13 September 1993 with Israel. In accordance with this agreement, it recognised Israel and but dropped the article regarding using armed struggle to liberate Palestine from the sea to the river from its national........

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