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Ben Gurion Airport: ‘Welcome to Israel’

"The residents of Lydda, the area where now Ben Gurion airport is located, were promised that if they congregated in mosques and churches they would be safe. Israeli soldiers turned their wrath at those cowering in mosques and churches, killing scores of them in Dahmash mosque alone. Palestinians venturing from their homes were also shot and killed. At least 250 Palestinians from Lydda were killed and many others wounded."

6 July 2002
Arriving at Ben Gurion Airport in order to reach re-re-re-re-occupied Palestine is not a pleasant experience. The big sign ‘Welcome to Israel’ covers up the expulsion, ethnic cleansing and looting that happened here almost 54 years ago. Perhaps passengers arriving at Ben Gurion Airport should be told the truth about the place where they land and receive their three-months ‘visit’ permit.

On July 13, 1948, Israeli troops forcefully expelled the entire population of 70,000 Palestinian men, women and children. Systematic looting followed. The fact that these places were allocated to the Palestinian state, according to the United Nations Partition Plan of 1947, did not prevent this ethnic cleansing operation.

Two American news correspondents witnessed what happened in the ensuing assault. Keith Wheeler of the Chicago Sun Times wrote that ‘practically everything in their way died. Riddled corpses lay by the roadside.’ Kenneth Bilby of the New York Herald Tribune wrote that he saw ‘the corpses of Arab men, women and even children strewn about in the wake of the ruthlessly brilliant charge.’

The residents of Lydda, the area where now Ben Gurion airport is located, were promised that if they congregated in mosques and churches they would be safe. Israeli soldiers turned their wrath at those cowering in mosques and churches, killing scores of them in Dahmash mosque alone. Palestinians venturing from their homes were also shot and killed. At least 250 Palestinians from Lydda were killed and many others wounded.
The IDF took control of Lydda airport on 10 July 1948

That same day, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion ordered all the Palestinians expelled. The order said: ‘The residents of Lydda must be expelled quickly without attention to age.’ It was signed by Lieutenant Colonel Yitzhak Rabin, operations chief of the Lydda-Ramleh attack and later Israel’s military chief of staff and its prime minister in 1974-77 and again in 1992 until he was assassinated after incitement by right-wing politicians in 1995.

In 1978, Yzhar Smilansky (aka S. Yizhar) wrote in his ‘Tale of Hirbet Hiza’, about his experiences as a young Israeli intelligence officer who witnessed the expulsion. He wrote:
‘We came, shot, burned. Blew up, pushed and exiled. Will the walls not scream in the ears of those who will live in this village?’
I wonder whether the young Israeli woman in police uniform at the desk ‘foreign passports’ knows what happened on the spot where she decides about the fate of a visitor.
‘Do you have relatives in Israel?’ she asked me. Since my family lives in Nablus and Ramallah I answer, ‘no’. Fortunately, I was lucky.

 Earlier this month, Israeli officials denied entry to Eva, a Swedish lawyer and Victoria (‘Vicky’) Metcalfe, a British citizen, who were on their way to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza. Vicky was detained for more than ten hours in a holding cell at the airport before being sent back to the United Kingdom.

Eva was sent back only one and a half hours after her arrival. She was interrogated, denied entry and immediately put back on the same KLM flight she came with. In Holland, KLM is a known facilitator of deportation. In Holland, every year some two thousand refugees and immigrants are deported, using various methods of constraint, including handcuffs and straitjackets and sedative injections.

The KLM provides transport for the vast majority of these deportations.
More and more ‘foreigners’, including of Palestinian descent, are denied entry into Palestine. Reports from local and international organizations and individuals prove that Israeli authorities in recent months have escalated the practice of denying entry to foreign human rights workers, activists and journalists.

The deportation policy is part of an overall policy of obstructing internationals from witnessing, collecting evidence and communicating to the international community about Israeli violations of human rights.

A day before I arrived, Israel’s district court decided to deport Darlene Wallach, an American citizen and Josie Sandercock, a British citizen, who were detained last month on June 1, in Balata refugee camp near Nablus along with six other humanitarian workers. Five of them were immediately deported. Sandercock, Wallach and a Japanese citizen, Makoto Hibbino, remained behind to contest the decision. Hibbino returned to Japan before the district court’s decision.

They were acting as human shields in Balata refugee camp providing protection for Palestinian refugees against Israeli soldiers and were escorting ambulances through Israeli checkpoints. Since March, Israel has deported 120 foreigners, and more than two hundred have been denied entry.

Eighteen, including seventeen American citizens were sent back to the United States last Tuesday. According to Israel’s Interior Ministry, last week, Israel’s deportation policy of visitors, introduced in March and recently intensified, denied entry to thirty-five visitors.

 Obviously, the move of the ‘B2 VISIT PERMIT’ stamp on my visa form offered me some relief. I grabbed my luggage and took a taxi passing military jeeps, tanks, walls and fences, entering the West Bank, to finally reach ‘home’.

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On May 15, 1948 Rothschild Jewish militias launched a massive attack on the indigenous inhabitants of Palestine to ethnically cleanse them from their land in order to establish Israel as their Jewish state. This lead more than 750,000 Palestinians to flee their homes and become displaces as refugees in the neighboring countries. Most of the families that fled did not even have time to pack their belonging or anything in fear of being massacred by the vicious Jewish militias who went through villages massacring its inhabitants who refused to leave, most of whom were poor villagers and unarmed farmers. “We must do everything to insure they never return. The old will die and the young will forget” David Ben-Gurion – First Prime Minister of Israel, 1949.

Zionist Identity Thieves

“For the Mandates Commission, Palestine had never ceased to constitute a separate entity. It was one of those territories which, under the terms of the Covenant, might be regarded as “provisionally independent”. The country was administered under an A mandate by the United Kingdom, subject to certain conditions and particularly to the condition appearing in Article 5: “The Mandatory shall be responsible for seeing that no Palestine territory shall be . . . in any way placed under the control of the Government of any foreign Power”. […] Palestine, as the mandate clearly showed, was a subject under international law. While she could not conclude international conventions, the mandatory Power, until further notice, concluded them on her behalf, in virtue of Article 19 of the mandate. The mandate, in Article 7, obliged the Mandatory to enact a nationality law, which again showed that the Palestinians formed a nation, and that Palestine was a State, though provisionally under guardianship. It was, moreover, unnecessary to labour the point; there was no doubt whatever that Palestine was a separate political entity.” DocumentLink

The Rothschild's Jews stole the identity of Judaism and then the identity of Palestine.

Rabbi Yosef Tzvi Dushinsky, Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem (1867-1948)
"We wish to express our definite opposition to a Jewish state in any part of Palestine."

Contrary to the Hasbara, Palestine has existed far longer than any Jewish kingdom or Jewish State. By denying the existence of Palestine and the Palestinian people, the longer history of Jewish existence in the region, as Palestinian Jews, is being denied.


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"There can be no kind of discussion of a voluntary reconciliation between us and the Arabs.... Any native people ... view their country as their national home.... They will not voluntarily allow, not only a new master, but even a new partner.... Colonization can have only one goal. For the Palestinian Arabs this goal is inadmissible. This is in the nature of things. To change that nature is impossible . . . colonization can, therefore, continue and develop only under the protection of a force independent of the local population-an iron wall which the native population cannot break through. This is, in total, our policy towards the Arabs. To formulate it any other way would only be hypocrisy."--Vladimir Jabotinsky --(18 October 1880 – 4 August 1940), was a Revisionist Zionist leader, author,orator,and founder of the Jewish Self-Defense Organization in Odessa. With Joseph Trumpeldor he co-founded the Jewish Legion of the British army in World War I and later established several Jewish organizations, including Beitar, haTzohar and the Irgun (terrorist group).
The Hebrew word for Bramble is Atad אטד which is called in Arabic Gharqad:
Hidden, difficult to penetrate.