The Middle East War
When the war is over, politics begins
Author Lim Yong-han, Cho Hyun-young
Publishing Red River
Published November 30, 2022
Jews were outraged. They wanted to live as strangers forever in Palestine if they could not own land and had their population limited by one-third. However, regardless of whether they were concerned, the British seized a Jewish carrier who was attempting a desperate escape to Palestine and sent it to a concentration camp in Cyprus.
Innocent Palestinian farmers had no choice but to let go of their hands when the Zionists first appeared in Palestine at the end of the 19th century. Palestine was the most backward and isolated Arab region. They also lost their country before the fall of ancient Israel. While living under the Ottoman Empire, their will to be independent was weak.
Palestinians were utterly unaware of what was going on around their fate until the early 20th century. For instance, after World War I, Britain and France signed the Sykes-Pico Agreement to separate and divide Palestine from the Ottoman Empire. Britain announced the Balfour Declaration in 1917 and decided to establish a Jewish state in Palestine.
The Palestinians and AHC did not budge either. Terrorism and settlement attacks on each other increased as both sides formed an organization. They opened fire in cafes, exploded in markets, and launched grenades on a running bus. Terrorists infiltrated and attacked each other's areas, frequently dividing major Palestinian cities into Arab and Jewish neighborhoods. British people and government offices were also targeted.
Jews also had the upper hand in the war against terrorism. Regardless of whether it was political or military, Palestine never formed a unified organization. The largest military organization in Palestine was the Al-Nazada, founded by Muhammad al-Harawi in 1945. Al-Nazada is similar to Israel's Hagana, with over 8,000 members in over 20 branches in its heyday. However, their activities or exercises were limited to parades and amateur reconnaissance.
Jews, on the other hand, had a large number of professionals and strong sponsorship organizations thanks to the diaspora distributed around the world. While serving as a British soldier, they secretly stole weapons from troops or systematically provided funds and weapons from foreign countries.
The world changed rapidly in 1945, at the end of World War II. The Three Lions (symbols of the British royal family) that dominated Asia, Africa, and the Middle East deteriorated rapidly. The toenail lion no longer had the power to hold the colony. In Palestine, the withdrawal of Britain became a fait accompli, and the Zionist's dream of establishing a Jewish state in Palestine was approaching.
1. Jews and Palestinians each establish an independent state.
2. Jerusalem is neutral and governed and supervised by the United Nations.
A vote for and against the secession proposal was held at the General Assembly on November 29. Britain, which had to be wary of becoming an independent state, abstained because it gave both sides the dream of becoming independent. Arab countries voted against it collectively, but it was overtaxed. Most European countries, the United States, and even the Soviet Union voted for the split independence plan of the United Nations. The United Nations recognized the founding of Israel. After all, it seems that the Palestinians thought that there was room for compromise because it was like taking back the country after thousands of years.
The United Nations set a Palestinian border.
Arab states are united in their support for the Palestinians. Leaders of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt agreed to provide financial and military assistance to establish a single Palestinian state. The Arab Liberation Army (ALA), a military organization organized by Fawzi al-Qawuqji, a former Osman military officer, was born. The soldiers were filled with Arab volunteers. Surprisingly, many Iraqi officers and soldiers participated, and their activities were significant. During its heyday, the ALA's forces numbered about 6,000.
A camp was established to train Palestinian fighters. During World War II, when al-Hussaini and Hitler agreed, German soldiers were deployed to an improvised Palestinian training camp. A German officer or soldier captured by Britain in Egypt personally or with Egyptian help escaped from the camp and joined the camp. Some Palestinians had previously served in the German army. Egyptian military officers also entered the camp on special long-term leave.
Eventually, in May 1947, establishing a Jewish state became official. And about a year later, a war broke out on Palestinian soil, later known as the 'Middle East War.' The official date of the war was May 15, 1948. However, the war had already begun before that.
The Middle East War