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A brief note on the Six Day War

As all but the most uninformed will have noted, it is the 4oth Anniversary of the Six Day War.

Over at the UN, the soit disant 'Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People' is rather less happy about the result of the Arab started war (1) than I am, and has headlined '...40 years of occupation' and reckons that 'continues to prevent the Palestinian people from exercising their inalienable rights to national independence and sovereignty'.

Curious that there is no reference to the hundreds of years of occupation by the Ottoman Turks, the British mandate, and cutting straight to the crash, the carve up between Egypt and the then Transjordan in '47. Gaza and Judea Samaria respectively were incorporated into those states, and from the 'Palestinians', nary a peep.


(1) Yes really. The blockading of the Strait of Tiran was a casus belli, and the Arab states have admitted that they were indeed intent on attacking Israel but were beaten to the punch by the IDF.

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Blogger Newmania said... 9:29 am

It is problematical to call the Palestinians a nation , they certianly were not at the beggining of Zionism and nationalist feeling seems to me to have developed only as the process of immigration by Jews went on. there was an articel in the New Statesman the othercday caliming that there had been 300,000 avoidable deaths ( thats due to flue and so on in the por conditions )

I thought at the time there are probably about 500,000, 000 avoidable deaths a year throughout the world so that means nothing. Perhjas the Israeli`s should kidnap a BBC correspondent just to show how duifferent the reaction is  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 4:44 pm

They are not Palestinians - they are a bunch of arseholes who continually demand rights etc and use terrorism as a means to get. They then complain when a legitimate, legally recognised, sovereign country takes exception to its people being blown up in restaurants and on buses and does something to stop it. Also they vote into power a terrorist organisation whose own constitution calls for the total extermination of Israel. (If you don't believe me read Article 2 of the Hammas constitution.) As for them crying when their kids are killed I would refer you to the excellent comment from Golda Meir on this subject.

I personally think Israel has shown a relative calmness in its attitude towards these terrorists when what they should really do is drop a huge bomb on Gaza and kill the whole fucking lot of them.  



Blogger Guthrum said... 11:53 am

The 'Arab started war' a little more complicated than that C, the Es Samu incident in November 1966 was hardly helping things along. Israel's invasion of Egypt in '56 with collusion of UK/French.

I did a post on the six day war anniversary before I left for Guthrum acres.

I sometimes think that it is wrong to look at the situation in terms of seperate wars, militarily and politically it has been an ongoing conflict, with periodic serious shooting campaigns. Much like Anglo-German relations 1880-1945.

By the way, I am a regular visitor to the region, a supporter of Israel's right to exist, but Israel does not enjoy totally clean hands either.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 1:15 pm

Your comments are totally mad Paul! We Brits should have more involvement in trying to help them resolve this mess - we are partly to blame.
Mck  



Blogger Jeremy Jacobs said... 3:19 pm

"urious that there is no reference to the hundreds of years of occupation by the Ottoman Turks, the British mandate, and cutting straight to the crash, the carve up between Egypt and the then Transjordan in '47. Gaza and Judea Samaria respectively were incorporated into those states, and from the 'Palestinians', nary a peep". Bang on Croydonian.

Also, there's little mention of the 19 years of Jordanian occupation of Judea and Samaria.

jj  



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