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Terrorism and Operation Guardian of the Walls

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The political violence in Palestine denotes acts of violence or terrorism arising out of so-called Palestine nationalism. It is believed that these terrorist organisations have political goals such as self-determination and exercise of sovereignty of Palestine, the liberation of Palestine and establishment of Palestine state either whole of Palestine territories and Israel territories or only Palestine territories[1]. However, other limited goals could be Palestine right of return, the release of prisoners from Israeli prisons, personal grievances, revenge, trauma, among many others.

On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, proclaimed the establishment of the State of Israel. On Nov. 29, 1947, the United Nations adopted Resolution 181 (also known as the Partition Resolution) that would divide Great Britain’s former Palestinian mandate into Jewish and Arab states in May 1948, when the British mandate was scheduled to end. Under the resolution, the area of religious significance surrounding Jerusalem would remain a corpus separatum under international control administered by the United Nations.[2] However, the large influx of Jewish immigrants into the region caused tension with the native Palestinian Arabs, and violence flared between the two groups. The history of the Jews in Israel from Roman times and afterwards represents the struggle of the Jewish people to maintain their hold on their ancestral homeland in the face of political, economic and, at times, religious challenges. The tension continues until today. Jerusalem and the Jewish people are so intertwined that telling the history of one is telling the history of the other. For more than 3,000 years, Jerusalem has played a central role in the history of the Jews, culturally, politically, and spiritually, a role first documented in the Scriptures. This sharply contrasts the relationship between Jerusalem and the new Islamists who artificially inflate Islam’s links to Jerusalem.

The Arab rulers who controlled Jerusalem through the 1950s and 1960s demonstrated no religious tolerance in a city that gave birth to two major Western religions. That changed after the Six-Day War in 1967, when Israel regained control of the whole city. One of Israel’s first steps was to recognise and respect all religious interests in Jerusalem officially. However, the war for control of Jerusalem and its religious sites is not over.[3] Palestinian terrorism has targeted Jerusalem, particularly in an attempt to regain control of the city from Israel. The result is that they have turned Jerusalem, literally the City of Peace, into a bloody battleground and have thus forfeited their claim to share in the city’s destiny. After seven decades plus its creation by an internationally recognised act of independence, Israel remains the only country in the world subjected to a constant outburst of the most peculiar conspiracy theories and misrepresentations. The international community compulsively criticises the policies and actions of Israel, and even its right to be is constantly debated and challenged by its Arab enemies and some segments in the West.

Palestine terrorism

Several split groups with different loyalties, motivations, goals, and capabilities threaten Israeli security. Palestinian groups that have been involved in politically motivated violence include the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO), Fatah, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General Command (PFLP-GC), the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Abu Nidal Organization, the........

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