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ZIONISTS HAVE LONG MAINTAINED the myth that Palestine was uninhabited before their arrival. However, the British Foreign Secretary, Lord Curzon, writing on October 26, 1917, refutes this myth:
“There are over a half a million Arabs in Palestine. They own the soil which belongs either to individual landowners or to village communities. They will not be content either to be expropriated for Jewish immigrants or to act merely as hewers of wood and drawers of water to the latter.”

There were only 19 small Jewish settlements in Palestine by 1900, all of them established by Edmond de Rothschild. Some of the settlements were in the Jaffa citrus grove area whose owners were mostly Arabs.

Jaffa was the most advanced city in Palestine with its banking, fishing, manufacturing, and agriculture industries. It should be noted that the majority of all Arabic publications and newspapers in Palestine were published in Jaffa. Thus the Zionists targeted Jaffa in order to destroy the Palestinian “propaganda” arm.

On May 23 1948, the so-called Israeli War Of Independence broke out. Only ten days after the outbreak, the majority of Jaffa’s Arab population, numbering at least 50,000, were ethnically cleansed. Haifa’s Arab population, numbering at least 35,000, suffered the same fate.

These included the groves owned by the renowned Palestinian, Hajj Khalil al-Banna Here & Here. Today, ironically, citrus fruits constitute two-thirds of all Israeli exports.
There was also desecration of Christian churches in Jaffa Here. Father Deleque, a Catholic priest, reported:
“On May 13 1948, Jewish soldiers broke down the doors of my church and robbed many precious and sacred objects. Then they threw the statues of Christ down into a nearby garden.”

by Brother Nathanial


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"The old will die and the young will forget"
David Ben-Gurion, the founder of Israel, in 1949

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