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The unfair and illegal partition of Palestine turns 74

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On 29 November, 1947, the newly-created United Nations (UN) approved the Palestine Partition Plan and started the Nakba process. Nakba, meaning "catastrophe", is an Arabic word used to describe the tragedy that followed, and is still ongoing. The infamous partition made Palestine the only state destroyed with the support of the UN, which allowed the emergence of the "Jewish State" based on the usurpation of the national heritage of the Palestinians.

Greed for Palestine took shape in the Zionist policy of 1937 and during World War II, when the British tried to impose the creation of a binational state rejected by the Zionists. In February 1947, the British Empire transferred the issue of Palestine to the UN, which was under its domain, as mandated by the former League of Nations since 1922. The division of the territory into two states became the solution proposed by England, and the interests of the Palestinians would be totally debased.

As a result of heightened tensions between the Arab and Jewish nationalist movements, Great Britain proposed the convening of a Special Session of the UN General Assembly. Its most important theme was the end of the British mandate, demanded by both Arabs and Jews, to discuss political alternatives to the territorial dispute and recommend a diplomatic solution to be deliberated.

The recommendation to the General Assembly to formulate a plan for the partition of Palestine into two states was successful. The US was initially against the two-state option. However, out of sheer electoral opportunism to win the Jewish........

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