| The displaced Palestinians of 1967
| Monday, June 06, 2016
Al Jazeera described the Six Day War this way: On June 5, 1967, an unprovoked Israel invaded Palestinian, Egyptian, and Syrian territories at once.
|Arabs captured by Israelis|
Six days and over 300,000 Palestinian refugees later, it had occupied
the Sinai Peninsula, Gaza Strip, West Bank, and Golan Heights.
That first sentence would be laughable if it was not believed by one or
two billion people. (Notice how they call Jordanian annexed areas as
"Palestinian." Historical revisionism runs deep.) But the second sentence mentions "300,000 refugees" as fact, and it just
ain't so. Nearly all the Arabs who fled did so quite voluntarily and
openly told the media that they simply didn't want to live under Jewish
A few years ago, I started writing a book about the history of
Palestinian refugees and the "right of return." Unfortunately, I never
finished it. Here is the section on what happened to Palestinian Arabs
during the Six Day War, with footnotes.
The Six Day War did not last six days in the West Bank.
After three days of fighting, mostly centered on Jerusalem, Bethlehem
and Jenin, the Jordanian forces withdrew to the East Bank. Only when the
IDF realized this did it take over the entire territory.
Read it all here................
|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 2:55 PM