The Palestinian's dispute Israel's right to exist. They bombard them with missiles on a pretty common basis. If the Arabic countries laid down their weapons, there would be peace, if Israel laid down their weapons, they would be wiped off of the face of the map.
It amazes me after reading the answers to this question just how little the average guy knows about the Middle-East history. It would probably be more helpful to the asking party if the answerer learned at least a little about the subject before answering a question and flaunting his ignorance.
From about 1,000 bce to 100 ad, Judea was the homeland of the Jewish people. After 3 rebellions against Roman rule, the Romans decided to force every Jew in Judea into slavery and spread them throughout the empire. The land was then settled by the remaining citizens that lived nearby, time went on and 1,900 years later in 1947 the nation of Israel was "reborn." WWII and the Nazi regime of Germany displaced Jews from all over Europe, with strong backing by evangelicals (in an attempt to fulfill biblical prophesy) in the US, the United Nations decided to help form the nation of Israel, problem was there was already people living there, the Palestinians. Now both people's lay claim to the land and neither wants to give any ground (pun intended) Think of it this way, imagine the UN decided to give the Mohawk tribe of native Americans the state of New York, and that's only been 240 years.
There's no point really try to prove who's at fault and who's not in a case like this. There's no point talking about who was there and who wasn't. This IS The main problem Actually. Fact of the matter is that they're both there and have to find a way to coexist. They keep blaming each other for shedding blood first and seek revenge. One day that has to stop hopefully. Any effort trying to prove ownership of the land today, will only make it a bigger issue. They're both at fault. Philistine feels that they're not heard and that technology is used agains them. Israilies feel that they're victims of violence. They still continue their settling programs even though they're asked by United Nations to stop. At the end of the day, it's the authorities that are the main problem not people.
Palestine is claiming the Israeli land as theirs. Israel was given the land from God. As a result of a war I do not know what country told Palestine they could have land they did not own, and they took it and have been trying to expand ever since. Palestine is in for a big surprise when Jesus returns to establish the new heaven and new earth, with a new Jerusalem descending from heaven; 379 miles x 379 miles, right where the old Jerusalem is located. I can't wait.
Because we fight over Israel. Aside from a "god given right" to the land, the Jews were living in Israel and called it home about a thousand years before Muhammad was born. We were forced out by the Romans, and when the Romans were defeated I think the Turks took over. I want someone to give me one good reason why it should be Palestine and not Israel, when the Jews were clearly there first, and it is clearly our only holy land. The Arabs have 5.
Read ezekiel(bible) . God gave abraham, jacob( whose name was changed to Israel) that land/ It belongs to the Jewish people. Read the story in Genesis: jacob and Esau! Esau became the Arab/Palistine people. In 1948 , the Jews around the world started returning to Israel.Scripture says that that generation shall not pass away ..... Before the Lord returns for His people! Read the Bible, its good for the soul!
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It's because Abraham had two sons, Isaac (whose son Jacob would later be renamed Israel by God), and Ishmael (the forefather of all Arabs, including Palestinians). Here's how the Bible describes Ishmael in Gen. 16:12 "And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren." Thank you for your interesting question, bye!
Israel is a very small country compared to the size of the lands owned and occupied by the Palestinian people. But they are a greedy bunch and want that little piece of land occupied by Jews, which God had gave to the Jews in the first place. they already have much more than the Jews- why don't they live and let live?