How Will it End - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

How Will it End - Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Jennifer...

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Jennifer Chinn Batchelor M,W 5:00 Writing 2 2/20/08 How Will It End? Considerable amounts of Israeli and Palestinian citizens have tragically suffered and died due to the ongoing religious and territorial battles over Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza Strip; though, if both the Israeli and Palestinian sides simultaneously cease attack, they can rationally distribute the land. The Israelis could continue to rule Israel as they please, while the Palestinians create a new Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, available for Arab citizens of Israel and Palestinian refugees to obtain citizenship. Jerusalem, a much disputed holy city, will become a neutral sovereign state of the Muslims, Christians, and Jews, and will be shared ground for peace and worship. The Palestinian-Israeli conflict springs from a number of issues, nationalistic and religious, dating back to about one-thousand years ago. In 1967, Israel conquered the Gaza Strip, Sinai Desert, the Golan Heights, the West Bank and East Jerusalem. When offered the return of these states in exchange for peace, the Arab countries turned their backs to Israel and continued attempting to destroy Israel. Numerous peace treaties were introduced, but both sides failed to hold their end of the bargain. Because of both sides’ desire for the same land, the Arab’s lack of recognition for Jewish religion and terrorist attacks, and Israel’s negligence of Palestinian rights, both sides can neither trust nor respect one another and this continuous conflict will not see a just resolution in the near future. It has been a constant struggle over the Palestinian land in the Middle East and neither the Israeli nor the Arab-Palestinian side has shown any sign of peace or mercy. In 1
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the Six-Day War, Israel conquered the West Bank, East Jerusalem Gaza Strip, the Sinai Desert, and Golan Heights without any warning, and refuses the right of return for Palestinian refugees who have citizenship in Israel, leaving one million stranded in neighboring Arab countries. When Israel put up a barricade along the Green Line, the Palestinians fired rockets at them. Though, Israel has had to shift its defense mechanisms
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