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Gaza Strip

The Gaza Strip, often referred to simply as "Gaza", is a narrow coastal strip of land that runs along the Mediterranean Sea. With a population of 2.2 million, of whom 90% are Palestinian Arabs, in an area of only 141 square miles, it is one of the most densely populated areas in the world and has been littered with refugee camps. The strip takes its name from Gaza, the main city.

"When its footprint is overlaid onto New York City, it covers an area roughly the size of Manhattan, the Bronx and Hoboken, New Jersey, combined."[1]

The Gaza Strip is one of two predominantly Palestinian territories, the other being the West Bank, which have been controlled by Israel as a result of the Six-Day War in 1967 until the Oslo Accords of 1993-95. In 2005 Israel took out all the remaining soldiers on the strip, but after the start of the Oct 7 War who controls Gaza today is disputed, as Hamas still has control over it.

History

Historically the Gaza Strip was part of the land controlled by ancient Israel after the removal of the Philistines. An Islamic area since the Islamic conquest of the 7th century, it was controlled by the British after World War I and was to be a part of an independent "Palestinian" state in 1948 based upon a UN partition, but the first Arab-Israeli War saw Israel take most of the region that would have made the Arab state and Egypt absorbed the Gaza Strip, which overflowed with refugees from the war. In 1967 Israel overran the area in the Six Day War and administered the region. They built settlements, but these never attracted many people and only 10,000 Israelis lived there by 2005 among the Arab residents. The Israeli government withdrew, with strong objections from the settlers, leaving the area under the control of the Palestinian Authority. In 2007, Hamas overran the Palestinian Authority and took de facto control for themselves.

Christians in Gaza Strip

Main article: Palestinian Authority#Christian minority
Greek Orthodox Christians in the Gaza Strip.
Maronite Catholic Church in Gaza which has direct line with the Pope.

The Arab Palestinians are roughly 94% Muslim. 89% of Christians in Gaza are Greek Orthodox while 9.3% are Catholic and 1.52% belongs to other denominations.[2] Pope Francis affirmed in 2024 that he calls the "church in Gaza every day".[3][4]

The Gaza Strip is currently under the control of Hamas, an Islamic terrorist organization. Christians face persecution and pressure to convert and have next to no rights[5] however they have managed to coexist with/under Muslims as they share the struggle. When Mar Mari Emmanuel visited the Gaza Strip (years before 2023) he got along with the people there, even with Muslims.[6] Some work in Israel as thousands flock to enter Israel for work.[7] (Despite Gazans in general being under blockade from Egypt and Israel due to security[8]).

There are three churches in Gaza: Catholic, Greek Orthodox, the Near East Council of Churches, Myrrh Bearers Society, the Orthodox Council of Churches and Baptist. Also the Ahli Arab Hospital is Christian.[2] [9][10] [11]

At least since 2012, Gaza Christians sense pressure to convert to Islam [12]

2019 report cited "Islamic oppression" as the main source of persecution at Christian small minority of Arab Palestinians.[13]

Since the 2007 Israel blockade of Gaza, Christians have not being able to visit Holy Sites in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, having the same struggle as other Gaza inhabitants. This has led many to hold extreme positions "which does not differentiate between race and religion", warns a report from the Young Men’s Christian Association.[2]

Palestinian Christians in Gaza fear for the future of their tiny community.[14] This sentiment of fear of disappearing grew after the Israel-Gaza War that started in 2023.[15]

Hostilities in late 2008-present

Terrorists are still attacking Israel from the Gaza strip with missiles. In response to this, Israel is bombarding the strip in order to prevent more threats to its population on the border. On January 3, 2009 Israel has started a ground campaign in Gaza. It was preceded by an artillery barrage to soften the border so Israeli troops could cross safer. The campaign was against Hamas targets and Israel never had any plans to reoccupy the land. Hamas, rather than stop firing rockets into Gaza has begun sabre rattling and stated that they will kidnap and kill invading Israeli soldiers and cause mental illness from the horrors they will bring them. They have also stated that they will begin suicide attacks again.[7]

Today

A very poor and desolate area, the residents of the area live in poverty and squalor due to the control of their daily lives by Hamas and blockades enforced by Israel and Egypt. The Strip is not self-sufficient and counts on outside aid, but Hamas takes most foreign aid for itself to manufacture more bombs and rockets. There is continued friction with Israel with home made rockets being fired by the Gaza residents and occasional open fighting. Hamas does not recognize Israel's right to exist. The Strip has been the source of many suicide missions against Israel as well Kasam rocket fire against the settlements and towns of southern Israel.

Israel controls the Gaza strip’s airspace and offshore maritime access, in order to prevent more materials being given to Hamas terrorists.

Blacks

Afro Palestinians in Gaza

The majority of families with dark skin in Gaza originate from Sudan and Egypt, many of them came to work in the Ottoman Empire's army hundreds of years ago.[16]

Wealthy Arab families in Gaza participated in the slave trade.[16]

Black Palestinians constitute a minority of one per cent of the total population of the two million inhabitants living in Gaza Strip.[17]

They have to work twice as hard to prove himself. Many black Palestinians are not considered for jobs that require direct communication or interaction with customers..[17]

Majority of Palestinians do not marry black Palestinians, although recently there have been some changes in mentality..[17]

In some areas, it is strictly forbidden for Arab Palestinians to marry black Palestinians, but in other areas..[17]

The situation is worse for black Palestinian women — while dark-skinned men may be able to marry light-skinned Palestinians, the reverse is mostly not accepted..[17]

Some mixed races couples are threatened by family of the Arab side to renounce him in the newspapers..[17]

Sometimes the racism is expressed nonverbally through looks.

Some tell of discriminatory experiences growing up. Racist taunts toward Gaza’s African minority are not uncommon, despite centurieslong African migration to Palestine.[16]


One interviewed:[16]

Abed al-Rawagh, 21, who works at a grocery store at the neighborhood’s entrance, told Al-Monitor that racism affects his business. “I don’t feel discriminated against until a white girl or woman comes to buy from the grocery store. As soon as she sees me, she changes her mind about buying and leaves. There’s a widespread belief that a black man would harm her. That offends me.”
Another one tells[16] about experience right after Hamas took control:
...after the split in 2007. “The policeman looked inside a taxi and ordered the two dark-skinned men inside, us, to step out. So my brother and I stepped out, and we headed to the search location. After they made sure that we weren’t suspects, we went back to the car. I felt very insulted. The driver asked me why. I told him ‘It seems we are now in Chicago!'”


Security forces have been recently (2017) very harsh on black Palestinians. Like selecting them out for further security checks.[17]

Attitudes towards black Israelis

Reporter (in 2019) 'The thing that drives Palestinians crazy most at checkpoints - that an Ethiopian soldier checks on them.' A "slave" as they see them.[18]


See related:

Bigotry

A 2011 survey found, 73% of Palestinians in W. Bank, Gaza agree (today in age, "realistically") with 'hadith' quoted in Hamas Charter about the need to kill Jews hiding behind stones, trees. And 53% were in favor or teaching songs about hating Jews in Palestinian schools.[19]

A 2014 poll showed, most Palestinians want to eliminate Israel.[20]

In 2020, 93% of West Bank and Gaza population harbor anti-Semitic attitudes.[21]

Export hate: 2023 reported study:[22] 'Most online antisemitism stems from Palestinians, pro-Palestinians.'

March 14, 2023 released "Palestinian" poll, most support terror murder of the unarmed.[23]


March 2023 released "Palestinian" poll: most support terror murdering unarmed "settlers."[23]

Oct 31 - Nov 7, 2023 Survey: Three in four Palestinians support Oct.7.23 massacre


  • Survey conducted in 2023, between Oct 31 & Nov 7, showed 'three in four Palestinians support' Hamas’s led Oct 7 massacre. [Interesting part was that in Gaza - affected by consequences - the support was less than in West Bank].[24]

Oct 7, 2023 atrocities, the thousands of "Palestinian" Arab barbarian (Hamas/PIJ, PFLP & ordinary Gazans) onslaught on southern Israel - under Allah Akbar cries: massacring youth at a festival, torching families alive at their homes, suffocating shelters with people in them, mass torture, mass rape - some even post mortem - all while laughing, slaughtering children in front of their parents - parents in front of their children, beheading babies, dismembering bodies, kidnapping kids, men women into Gaza while parading them to cheers of other racist Arab masses. It led to operation Swords of Iron.


  • Racist song popular in Gaza - "The song we were raised on - Palestine is our country and the Jews are our dogs." Little children taught and recite with "pride." (Gazan posted on social media in 2024).

[25]


Anti American

On Jan 22, 2022, during Gaza rally in support of Houthis in Yemen, chants of 'Death ro the Saud clan!' And 'America is the Great Satan!'[26]

Kuwaiti Journalist:[27]
The Palestinians Supported Saddam's Invasion of Kuwait, Hitler in WWII – Now They Support the Houthis, IRGC; Arabs Today Are Less Inclined to Support the Palestinians Cause

See also

External links

References

  1. https://www.newsweek.com/gaza-strip-size-us-cities-maps-1833863
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Struggling Christian Minority In Gaza. Greek Reporter (August 11, 2014).
  3. Pope Francis: ‘I call the church in Gaza every day’. Middle East Monitor (May 23, 2024).
  4. Pope Francis contacts only Catholic Church in Gaza as carnage continues. Fox News (October 10, 2023).
  5. http://www.opendoorsuk.org/persecution/worldwatch/palestinian_territories.php
  6. I WENT TO GAZA STRIP AND THIS IS WHAT I FOUND - theChristianCommunity
  7. Al-Monitor. "Thousands of Gazans flock to get work permits in Israel." Oct 8, 2021. [1]
    Thousands of unemployed Gazans are flocking to the offices of the Chambers of Commerce to submit their papers to obtain a permit to work inside Israel, following reports that Israel has agreed to grant 2,600 commercial permits to Gaza residents.

    Gera. Gershon. Belik.

    X · gershon27 (June 10, 2022):
    This Arab man from Gaza shows how bad Hamas has made life in Gaza. He works for 12 hours non-stop and only gets 20 shekels ($6) for the entire day. Then people wonder why so many Gazans flock to Israel for work as they get paid decently here.

    Arab MK advocate for 'citizens law' for more Palestinians to becomes Israeli...

    Meir Asraf (@ pSn7rhTfRb7rLxh) Tweeted (June 24, 2021):
    @mennyassyag Citizenship Law... Unification of Families Gaza residents are flocking to the... state.
  8. NPR, Oct 10, 2023. "What is the Gaza Strip?" [2]
    The strip has been under a blockade by Israel and Egypt...
  9. http://www.worldmag.com/2010/04/tested_by_fire
  10. http://www.explorecorps.org/Reports_From_The_Field/Entries/2009/2/15_Gazas_Church_of_Saint_Porphyrius.html
  11. http://www.indcatholicnews.com/news.php?viewStory=25263
  12. Nidal al-Mughrabi, "Gaza Christians sense pressure to convert to Islam", Reuters, July 26, 2012
  13. A Christian crisis in Gaza and the West Bank, The Jerusalem Post, Dec 25, 2019.
    In the Gaza Strip, the Christian population has plummeted from about 3,000 a decade ago to an estimated 1,000 today, most of them Greek Orthodox.
    ...

    “Though the Christians in the PA avoid saying so publicly, many of them fear – with good reason – that Muslim aggression against them will only escalate,” wrote Edy Cohen, a researcher at the center. “Such fears are all the stronger in light of the thunderous silence of the Western [and Israeli] media, in the face of the Christian minority’s ongoing disappearance from the PA and Islamic lands in general.”

    He added, pointedly, that “the ongoing international neglect of the plight of the Christians under PA rule can only lead to the vanishing of Christianity from the place where it emerged.”

    In the Gaza Strip, the Christian population has plummeted from about 3,000 a decade ago to an estimated 1,000 today, most of them Greek Orthodox...

    The situation of Christians in Bethlehem has deteriorated dramatically in the last century, and especially since the PA took control of the city in 1995. In 1947, Christians comprised about 85% of the city’s population, but that figure had plunged to 16% by 2016, and is estimated since then.

    Bethlehem’s mayor at the time said that, “Due to the stress – either physical or psychological – and the bad economic situation, many people are emigrating: either Christians or Muslims, but it is more apparent among Christians because they already are a minority.”

    A study by the Pew Research Center found that the decline in the Arab Christian population was both a result of a lower birth rate among Christians compared to Muslims and the fact that Christians were more likely to emigrate than any other religious group. A statistical analysis of the Christian exodus cited a lack of economic and educational opportunities among a community known for its middle-class status and higher education.
  14. Gaza Christians fear for future of tiny community. Fox News (July 25, 2012).
  15. Holy Land Custos: Fear is growing that Gaza's Christians will disappear. Vatican News (October 10, 2023).
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 Asmaa al-Ghoul, "Black Palestinians shrug off racism, Al Monitor, November 4, 2013.

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — “Hey, chocolate,” “Hey, cappuccino,” “Hey, Galaxy [brand of chocolate],” “Hey, brown one” and “Hey, black one,” are jocular expressions used by some in Gaza when a man, woman or child of African descent passes by. Sometimes the racism is expressed nonverbally through looks. Gazans, however, seem unaware of this racism.

    Al-Monitor met with political activist Samah al-Rawagh, 33, at her home and asked her whether she experienced any discrimination due to her skin color. She made light of the matter. Yet, when her father Ahmad al-Rawagh, 80, recounted incidents he had experienced involving racism, Samah was shocked. “That’s the first time I’ve heard such stories from you,” she said.

    “I struggled a lot to overcome the difficulties caused by the color of my skin. I always had to doubly prove myself at school, at work and in life, because I’m dark-skinned,” Ahmad said...

    Ahmad remembers when he was a teacher in the late 1950s, and one of his colleagues invited everyone, except him, to a wedding. “That day, I felt embarrassed, and I decided that no one in my family would go through such an experience,” he said...

    Samah agreed with her father and added, “I never felt that the color of my skin made me different from others. I always had the best toys and clothing. I studied in a private school, and I felt that people liked me. Sometimes, I heard comments that bothered me, but this is the first time I’ve heard about my father’s suffering.”

    Samah did not deny that she has been hearing more discriminatory words recently, but she denied that it is about hate. “I hear phrases such as ‘Hey, Galaxy.’ But I sometimes feel that it’s banter, rarely for the purpose of harassing me,” she said...

    "Africans first entered Palestine during the Islamic conquests, specifically when Caliph Omar ibn al-Khattab entered Jerusalem, accompanied by a number of Africans. African communities from Chad, Nigeria, Sudan and Senegal came in the late 19th century, either for worship or to participate in the resistance," Bakhit noted in an interview with Al-Monitor.

    According to Gaza Through History, a book by Ibrahim Sakik, wealthy families in the Gaza Strip participated in the slave trade hundreds of years ago. Another book, Delighting in the Wealth of Gaza's History, notes that some of the residents of the Palestinian village of Berbera were dark-skinned people who came from Morocco.

    The "black neighborhood"

    Next to the Rawagh family’s home there is an entire area on Jala Street inhabited by dark-skinned Gazans. The people and taxi drivers refer to it as the “black neighborhood” or the “dark-skinned neighborhood."

    Mohammed Abu Rashed, 13, who is a talented soccer player and dreams of becoming like Lionel Messi, recounted his experience to Al-Monitor. “At school, they say ‘Hey, chocolate,’ but I don’t pay attention to them.” His friend Ahed, 17, interrupted and said, “Liar. We do get bothered.” ...

    Abed al-Rawagh, 21, who works at a grocery store at the neighborhood’s entrance, told Al-Monitor that racism affects his business. “I don’t feel discriminated against until a white girl or woman comes to buy from the grocery store. As soon as she sees me, she changes her mind about buying and leaves. There’s a widespread belief that a black man would harm her. That offends me.”..

    Bakhit, who lives in the Nuseirat camp in central Gaza, recalled an incident with one of the security services in Gaza after the split in 2007. “The policeman looked inside a taxi and ordered the two dark-skinned men inside, us, to step out. So my brother and I stepped out, and we headed to the search location. After they made sure that we weren’t suspects, we went back to the car. I felt very insulted. The driver asked me why. I told him ‘It seems we are now in Chicago!'”
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 "Black Palestinians face subtle racism in Gaza." Ahmed Alnaouq, Special to Gulf News. May 05, 2017.

    Obaid, who believes his ancestors came from Sudan, says he has to work twice as hard to prove himself.

    Gaza: Black Palestinians constitute a minority of one per cent of the total population of the two million inhabitants living in Gaza Strip.

    While its is difficult to accurately pin their exact origins, many say they came from Ghana, Sudan and Egypt — or at least that’s what has been passed down through their oral history.

    Many first came to Palestine during the Islamic conquests as slaves to serve their owners in the seventh century.

    It is also reported that another wave of Africans emigrated to Palestine in the late 19th century to work as merchants or fighters under the rule of the Ottoman Empire.

    Despite their deep roots in Palestine, many still encounter racism and discrimination, although it is to a much less degree as how poorly people of colour are treated in other countries — particularly the US.

    Mohammad Obaid, 26, a folklore dancer and founder of the Dabke Club for children, thinks his ancestors originally came from Sudan.

    “My grandparents worked as merchants in 1948 areas, which is considered Beersheba in Israel today..."

    At least 11,000 black Palestinians live in Al Jalla’a district of Gaza in a neighbourhood called “Al Abeed” which means slaves in Arabic...

    Although there is no official discriminatory policy against black Palestinians, Obaid says that subtle racism makes his life more difficult than lighter skinned Palestinians.

    “If I wasn’t the best dancer, I wouldn’t be on the Dabke team,” he said.

    “I always have to prove myself twice as much as others.”

    Many black Palestinians are not considered for jobs that require direct communication or interaction with customers.

    The majority of Palestinians do not marry black Palestinians, although recently there have been some changes in mentality.

    “Where I live, people accept to marry black Palestinians, but in other areas it is strictly forbidden,” he said.

    It is worse for black Palestinian women — while dark-skinned men may be able to marry light-skinned Palestinians, the reverse is mostly not accepted.

    “I knew a couple who were in love but the father of the would-be groom threatened to renounce him in the newspapers. Sadly, they separated,” he said.

    And Obaid says the security forces have been recently very harsh on black Palestinians.

    When the cops pulled him and his friends over recently, he was the only one from the passengers pulled out for further security checks.

    He took his anger out by writing a poem directed at the police entitled “Blacks are not security suspects”...

    “The police treatment has gotten worse, so for the first time I thought about leaving.”

    But for Karama, a 34-year-old Palestinian woman, who has a black father and white mother, race has never gotten in the way of her success.

    “I personally haven’t experienced any discrimination,” she told Gulf News.

    “Blacks are sometimes preferred by some organisations who seek diversity.”

    Karama has participated and led many different social work initiatives and ceremonies, but she acknowledges that having a white mother could be the reason.

    “I know in other areas of Gaza, people are not as accepting.”
  18. "The thing that drives Palestinians crazy most at checkpoints - that an Ethiopian soldier checks on them", Maariv Online, 05/07/2019.
    [3]

    [Soldier at Qalandiya checkpoint, archive (photographers have nothing to do with what is said in the article) (Photo: Flash 90)]

    Commentator Zvika Yehezkeli referred to the way Ethiopians protested in the Arab and Palestinian media: "A Gaza worker told me he could not accept that a slave would check on me."

    ... In general the whole matter of the dark-skinned in the Arab countries and also in Islam is a huge story of its own. "... Abd - slave in Arabic - an inferior slave who is bought is black, dark-skinned."

    You told me that you came across this this week when you were in Gaza and met workers from Gaza there.

    "True. First of all I also met it in the territories but this week I got it really strong. I came to Gaza with Alon Ben David, we did an article in the envelope to mark five years to the war. Put him in the Kerem Shalom crossing. In this crossing there is the part where Israel unloads the goods The Palestinian forklifts from Gaza. I asked them to let me in their part to talk to them as freely as possible. It is difficult for them to really say what they think about the Gaza government. When the camera went down on the floor they spoke more freely. Mine is near Ashkelon I will go back there and it will be okay, you are fine. I told him but you always want to send us to places where our parents came, to Iraq. He says to me 'I have no problem with you, I have a problem with Ethiopians and Russians. "And I can not accept that a slave will examine me."

    I mean he can not have an Ethiopian soldier be in position and check on him?

    "Yes. Islam from its inception and even before Islam, all Arab signs would buy black slaves in Africa. The color black is an inferior color in Islamic society."

    So what does it do to him when an Ethiopian soldier stands in front of him?

    "Oh ... do you know what he told me? 'I can not stand this thing. This is for me the greatest humiliation I get - that you put an Ethiopian soldier.' Look how much this social stratification of colors is imprinted, and so it was in Africa. Today in Africa - the horrific massacre in Darfur was among those who are less dark-skinned and darker-skinned. The word slave is black in Arabic. Even the word crembo is the head of Africans, blacks because crembo is dark. Western countries will stop stopping the slave trade. "The color black is perceived as inferior, and the thing that drives them crazy the most is us with Ethiopian soldiers checking them out and it really drives them crazy."
  19. Gil Stern Hoffman, 6 in 10 Palestinians reject 2-state solution, survey finds, JPost, July 15, 2011.

    73% of 1,010 Palestinians in W. Bank, Gaza agree with 'hadith' quoted in Hamas Charter about the need to kill Jews hiding behind stones, trees. ... 53% were in favor or teaching songs about hating Jews in Palestinian schools.

    When given a quote from the Hamas Charter about the need for battalions from the Arab and Islamic world to defeat the Jews, 80% agreed. Seventy-three percent agreed with a quote from the charter (and a hadith, or tradition ascribed to the .. Muhammad) about the need to kill Jews hiding behind stones and trees.
  20. Staff, [https://www.timesofisrael.com/poll-palestinians-backing-2-states-become-minority/ Poll: Most Palestinians want to eliminate Israel, TOI, 25 June 2014.
    Less than 30% back two-state solution, though most are opposed to violent resistance, and Hamas seems to have gained little support from kidnapping.
  21. ADL. / Global 100 [4] West Bank and Gaza 2020: 93% Index Score, 93%. 1,900,000 people in this country harbor anti-Semitic attitudes. 2,030,259 Adult population.
  22. Zvika Klein, Most online antisemitism stems from Palestinians, pro-Palestinians, Jerusalem Post, Jan 29, 2023.
  23. 23.0 23.1 Press Release: Public Opinion Poll No (87), PCPSR, 14 March 2023.
    A large majority of 71% say they support the shooting of two "settlers" in Huwara while 21% express opposition to this and similar armed attacks...

    Palestinians OVERWHELMINGLY support the cold blooded murder of Jewish civilians. And they always have. EoZ. Mar 14, 2023

  24. Akiva Van Koningsveld, Three in four Palestinians support Hamas’s massacre, JNS, November 17, 2023.

    Ninety-eight percent of respondents said the Oct. 7 slaughter made them feel "prouder of their identity as Palestinians." Slightly more than three in four Palestinians have a positive view of Hamas in the wake of its Oct. 7 slaughter in Israel, according to a survey by the Arab World for Research and Development (AWRAD) research firm.

    The Ramallah-based institute polled 668 Palestinian adults in the southern Gaza Strip, Judea and Samaria between Oct. 31 and Nov. 7. (The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points, AWRAD said.)

    The Palestinian poll, the first of its kind since the Oct. 7 attacks, found that 48.2% of respondents characterize Hamas’s role as “very positive,” while 27.8% view Hamas as “somewhat positive.” Almost 80% regard the role of Hamas’s Al-Qassam Brigades “military” wing as positive.

    The Al-Qassam Brigades killed more than 1,200 people, mostly civilians, and wounded thousands in the Oct. 7 attack on southwestern Israel. In addition, terrorists took some 240 people hostage.

    When asked whether they support or oppose Hamas’s actions on Oct. 7, 59.3% of the Palestinians surveyed said they “extremely” supported the attacks and 15.7% said they “somewhat” support the murderous rampage.

    Only 12.7% expressed disapproval, with 10.9% saying they neither support nor oppose the attack.

    Almost all (98%) of the respondents said the Oct. 7 slaughter made them feel “prouder of their identity as Palestinians,” with an equal percentage saying they would “never forget and never forgive” the Jewish state for its ongoing military operation against Hamas.

    Three-quarters said they expect the Israel-Hamas war to end in a Palestinian victory.

    In response to the question “What would you like as a preferred government after the war is finished in Gaza Strip,” 72% said they favor a “national unity government” that includes Hamas and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction.

    Approximately 8.5% said they favor a government controlled by the Palestinian Authority.

    In addition, more than 98% of Palestinians surveyed by AWRAD hold negative views of the United States.

    On Nov. 8, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Gaza must be handed over to the P.A. following hostilities. The solution in “must include Palestinian-led governance and Gaza unified with the West Bank under the Palestinian Authority,” stated Blinken.

    During an Oct. 18 visit to Tel Aviv, U.S. President Joe Biden delivered a speech in which he claimed that “Hamas does not represent the Palestinian people.”

    AWRAD said that “the poll’s sample includes all socioeconomic groups, ensuring equal representation of adult men and women, and is proportionately distributed across the West Bank and Gaza.”
  25. Imshin Replying to @imshin (Mar 14, 2024):

    It's popular. "The song we were raised on - Palestine is our country and the Jews are our dogs"

    1. TheGazaYouDontSee .

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  26. Chants Of 'Death To The Saud Clan!' And 'America Is The Great Satan!' During Gaza Rally In Support Of Houthis In Yemen, Memri, Jan 22, 2022. [6]

    On January 22, 2022, videos were uploaded to several YouTube channels of demonstrations in Gaza in support of the Houthis in Yemen. The demonstrators waved Palestinian and Yemeni flags and posters with the images of IRGC Qods Force Commander General Qasem Soleimani, of Hizbullah Chief of Staff Imad Mughniyah, and Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah. The demonstrators chanted: "Death to the Saud clan!... America is the Great Satan!" Leader: "Salutations from Gaza!"

    Crowd: "Salutations from Gaza!"
  27. MEMRIReports Tweeted (Feb 2, 2022):
    Kuwaiti Journalist Abdallah Muhammad Al-Mulla: The Palestinians Supported Saddam's Invasion of Kuwait, Hitler in WWII – Now They Support the Houthis, IRGC; Arabs Today Are Less Inclined to Support the Palestinians Cause.
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"The Mufti.. concocted a new kind of antisemitism that combined traditional Muslim antisemitism, like the anti-Jewish verses you find in the Koran, with the Nazi antisemitism that demonised Jews... His whole ideology was antisemitic and from the very beginning he targeted Jews, not Zionists."
The difference between lies and reality is sometimes just a color on a map


W. Ormsby-Gore as he was preparing the royal commission report, "Though I knew there was ill-feeling between Jews and Arabs, I had not realized the depth and intensity of the hatred with which the Jews are held by the Arabs..."
"It is not Israel's settlement blocks but rather the Palestinian ideological blockade that constitutes the biggest barrier to peaceful arrangements . The Jew-hatred in this region must no longer be played down as a kind of local custom ..."
The only tweet (July 2014) on the Twitter account of the late American Elan Ganeles - murdered by Arab-Islamist "Palestinian" on Feb 27, 2023 hy"d: "I think you're always going to have tension in the Middle East, when there's [are] people who want to kill Jews, and the Jews don't want to be killed, and neither side is willing to compromise."