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Israel didn't just commit a war crime in but continues to commit one to this day. In the s, the community of Palestinian Jews, known as the Yishuv, amounted to three percent of the total population. But they did not agree to the proposed borders, and campaigned to conquer even more of historic Palestine. He recognised the plight of the Palestinians and attempted to address their suffering. The new limit on immigration upset the Zionists.

These events were organized by worker and student associations, cultural and sports clubs, scouts clubs, committees of refugees, and the Muslim Brotherhood. British colonial forces and Zionist militia groups. In contrast to the Zionist Jews who would arrive in Palestine later, the original Yishuv did not aspire to build a modern Jewish state in Palestine. For Zionists, this was a clear victory. The situation, states the report, created a new influx of refugees into Lebanon.

From onwards, Zionist immigration to Palestine, facilitated by the British, increased dramatically. The residents should be helped to leave the areas that have been conquered. They also believed the Balfour Declaration would secure their control over Palestine after the war. The Arab state would be deprived of key agricultural lands and seaports, which led the Palestinians to reject the proposal.

See here for map of the partition plan and subsequent armistice lines. No settlement can be just and complete if recognition is not accorded to the right of the Arab refugee to return to the home from which he has been dislodged. Protesters threw stones at Israeli soldiers guarding checkpoints in East Jerusalem who then fired rubber bullets and tear gas in response. Therefore, far fewer villages spontaneously depopulated than previously.

British colonial forces

Peace with the Arabs seemed out of the question, considering the extreme nature of the Arab propaganda. It was deemed just as important to the outcome as the physical destruction of the Arab units. Bernadotte was replaced by his American deputy, Ralph Bunche.