Palestinians sue Britain for 1917 Balfour Declaration that led to creation of Israel

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Palestinian lawyers have lodged a complaint to sue the British government for the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which set out London’s aim to establish a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine.

On Thursday, the lawyers took the measure in the occupied northern West Bank city of Nablus, highlighting that “the suffering of the Palestinians” emanated from the UK document.

“The Balfour Declaration is unacceptable. It was not just a declaration, but a birth certificate for a regime with letters of shame and injustice. It was a replacement tactic drawn by Britain in partnership with Zionists, ignoring the rights of more than 93% of Palestinian people, and granting the Jews, who at the time composed only 7% of the population, full rights,” Munib al-Masri, head of the Federation of Independent and Democratic Trade Unions, told a news conference in Ramallah.

He added, “The British mandate is at the root of the suffering of the Palestinian people and has paved the way for the violation of their rights and the plunder of their land.”

The complaint was filed on behalf of the International Commission to Support Palestinian People’s Rights and the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate in addition to the trade unions group.

The Balfour Declaration came in the form of a letter from Britain’s then-foreign secretary, Arthur Balfour, addressed to Lionel Walter Rothschild, a figurehead of the British Jewish community. It was published on November 2, 1917.

The declaration was made during World War I (1914-1918), and was included in the terms of the British Mandate for Palestine after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.

It is widely seen as the precursor to the 1948 Palestinian Nakba, when Zionist armed paramilitary groups, who were trained and created to fight side by side with the British in World War II, forcibly expelled more than 750,000 Palestinians from their homeland, captured huge swathes of the Arab land, and proclaimed existence of Israel.,-ensuing-suffering

2 thoughts on “Palestinians sue Britain for 1917 Balfour Declaration that led to creation of Israel

  1. One of the little talked about parts of the Balfour agreement was that the deal was to bring Americans into the fight on the part of Britain so they would not have to sign peace agreement with Germany and that with Americans as allies they could win that war. Well that was in 1916 (you cannot give away something that you do not own) as holds true in this .. because the Rothschilds and cohorts had usurped the US monetary system 3 years earlier .. so we’ll sacrifice Americans Blood and Treasure .. This was never about a home for fake jews .. it was about seizing control of this land and a permanent foothold in the region to control trade between east and west and protect their interests in the Suez Canal. They .. the Rothschilds have been after this since 1820’s according to news articles of the time.
    So American have as much at stake in seeing Rothschilds and the rest of the Kike bankers stripped of their wealth and given back to our people.

    1. Something tells me there are more scumbags out there than just the bankers and the Rothchilds, so many new billionaire cocksuckers that want a piece. But yes, start the hangings with the Rothschild scum, then the bankers, then find the gold, its buried…

      Claw back everything, start over, all the past presidents have stolen wealth, Clintons especially..

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