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Old 2012-07-16, 06:24 AM   [Ignore Me] #62
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Re: Israel

Originally Posted by AshOck View Post
Neither Palestinians nor **** had a country when the conflict began.
The land in dispute was a part of the Ottoman empire for more than six centuries
and after that under British mandate from 1923-1948.
When the British left both **** and Palestinians had well established communities living side by side
and there was no formal agreement of how to divide the land. Obviously, war ensued.
The problem largely comes from Britain promising the land to both Arabs and **** for helping them in WWI.

The British did not just leave, they were driven out by terrorists.
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