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The crisis in Palestine

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The argument over the “holy land”, or Palestine, has thrived for years. The turmoil caused by ethnicity and land acquisition has created huge issues that affect the land surrounding Palestine: the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and Israel.

Surviving Holocaust victims sent a letter, calling the killing of these ethnic Arabs “Genocide”, which reminds us of the terror already transcribed in history. The letter explains the views on the
massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and the ongoing occupation and colonization of historic Palestine”; it was signed by 327 “descendants and survivors” of Nazi genocide and advertised in the New York Times.

President Obama approved the  launch of missiles to defend Palestine. Many Americans, though, question whether the U.S. should put themselves in the midst of a battle that geographically and ideologically does not involve the U.S.

Recently, Israeli militants have targeted public places such as schools, workplaces, and medical centers. Roughly 90 families have been killed and 17,000 homes destroyed.

“I call on the inhabitants of Gaza to evacuate immediately from every site from which Hamas [Israeli terrorist group] is carrying out terrorist activity. Every one of these places is a target for us,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

Innocent civilians are being killed at the hands of terrorism. Commercial and residential structures are being targeted. Some are also said to be housing Hamas members.

The horrific bombings and annihilation in Palestine were abruptly stopped when Israeli and Palestinian leaders agreed to a ceasefire. This agreement has created an existent, albeit unsteady, peace between the middle-eastern territories.

Shortly after the announcement, celebratory gunfire echoed through the streets of Gaza; Palestinians were relieved from the prominent anxiety of terrorism in their home country.

 

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