Source: Palestinalibre.org / The Dawn / September 30, 2015
Over 65 years ago, the United Nations (UN) decided to create a Jewish state on Palestinian territory.
This injustice is the foundation upon which Zionism begins the creation of “Great Israel”; the imperialist dream of the promised land of which the Lord wrote on stones over 2,000 years ago.
The initial partition established by the UN in 1947 has been ignored from the beginning by the state of Israel, which, through successive expansionist waves, military invasion and colonization, has progressively seized Palestinian territory, especially the most fertile ground and the geostrategic enclaves that were most interesting from the military point of view.
Nowadays, even the Palestinian cities are being colonized by a methodical and relentless ethnic cleansing that begins with the separation of Israeli and Arab communities, and ends with the expulsion of these Arab Communities by pressure, blackmail or direct murder.
Al-Quds or Jerusalem. Claimed by Palestinians and Israelis as their capital, “the holiest city in the world” has changed its ethnic composition in recent years as a result of the policy of isolation that has made customary inhabitants of the town, of Arab origin mostly, strangers in their own land.
Nablus or Šəḵem. 200,000 inhabitants, “cradle of terrorists”, according to the zionist occupiers’ imagery, is one of the cities most punished by the Occupation. Besieged and demolished, it can be considered the heart of the Palestinian Resistance.
Al-Khalīl, or Hebron. The oldest city in the Middle East, now a half-ghost town, in the center of which 400 Jewish settlers have established themselves along with more than 2,000 soldiers to protect them.
Bayt Laḥm or Bethlehem. A virtual prison surrounded by Jewish settlements and by a concrete wall eight meters high. Any ordinary activity within the city (going to school, to church, to market …) requires a special permission from the occupation forces.
Qalqilya. 35,000 inhabitants. Its urban area is surrounded by a wall, and settlers have taken over all the surrounding farmland.
In July 2002, Israel began building the so-called wall of shame, which is 650 kilometers long and has electric fences and checkpoints to isolate the Palestinian people, which equals to turning Arab communities into ghettos. The entire wall has been built on Palestinian territory, according to the UN partition of 1947, or the so-called “Green Line” of 1949, which was the result of the armistice of the First War of Israel against its neighbors.