Slide 5 (animation – 1 minute)
The blue is the Jewish land during the Mandate. The red is the occupied Palestinian land. The flashing yellow is the incidence of massacres. At bottom, you see three columns: the rising count of depopulated villages, the expelled refugees and the occupied land.
The main observation is that, until 15 May 1948, while Palestine was under the British Mandate, half the total refugees were expelled and 41 massacres were committed.
On that date Israel was declared on 13% of Palestine.
At the end of the Mandate, Arab regular forces came to rescue what was left of Palestine but failed.
Israel broke 2 Truces and occupied southern and northern Palestine and established a bridge heading to Jerusalem contrary to the Partition Plan.
After signing Armistice Agreement with Egypt, Israel occupied all Negev and reached the Gulf of Aqaba. The Zionists conquered 78% of Palestine and called it Israel.
Thus life was snuffed out of 675 towns and villages. 85% of the Palestinians in the part of Palestine that became Israel became refugees.
They went into exile in 602 locations in the West Bank and Gaza, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.
Thus Palestine, which was promised free self-government by the British and by the League of Nations was reduced to this. Balfour, bear witness.
Israel’s appetite for colonial expansion was not satisfied. In 1967 and after, Israel occupied 100% of all Palestine, parts of Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt. Palestinians were besieged in isolated cantons, treated like concentration camps.
Sharon envisaged a few Palestinian cantons whose land, air, water, economy, entry and exit he controls. He has no problem calling it a Palestinian state.
To make sure the cantons are Palestinian ghettos, he invented and built the Apartheid wall. This image shows what was accomplished till a year ago.
Sharon plans to encircle all Palestinian towns and dissect Jerusalem. In July 2004 the International Court of Justice gave an Advisory Opinion that the Apartheid Wall is illegal and that the West Bank and Gaza Strip are Occupied Palestinian Territory.
If Sharon built this wall to separate Israel in the west from Palestinians, why then he plans to extend the wall on the east side?