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  Palestinian people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Palestinian National Covenant, devised by the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1968, defines Palestinians as "those Arab citizens who were living normally in Palestine up to 1947, whether they remained or were expelled" and their descendants through the male line.
The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics announced on October 20, 2004 that the number of Palestinians worldwide at the end of 2003 is 9.6 million, an increase of 800,000 since 2001.
The Palestinian Bedouin, however, are much more securely known to be Arab by ancestry as well as by culture; their distinctively conservative dialects and pronunciation of qaaf as gaaf group them with other Bedouin across the Arab world and confirm their separate history.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Palestinian   (2052 words)

 Definitions of Palestine and Palestinian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A "Palestinian" can mean a person who is born in the geographical area known prior to 1918 as "Palestine", or a former citizen of the British Mandate territory called Palestine, or an institution related to either of these.
Britain used the term "Palestinian" to refer to all persons legally residing in or born in the boundaries of the British Mandate of Palestine without regard to their ethnicity, religion, or place of origin.
It was after the 1967 War that the word "Palestinian" began to be used to differentiate the Arab of the Palestinian region from the other Arabs of the region, eg the Egyptians, the Syrians, etc.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Definitions_of_Palestine_and_Palestinian   (874 words)

 The Peace Encyclopedia: Palestinians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The adoption of a Palestinian identity by the Arabs of Palestine is a recent phenomenon.
Palestinians are Arabs, indistinguishable from Jordanians (another recent invention), Syrians, Lebanese, Iraqis, etc. Keep in mind that the Arabs control 99.9 percent of the Middle East lands.
Palestinian Arab nationalism is largely a post-World War I phenomenon that did not become a significant political movement until after the 1967 Six-Day War and Israel's capture of the West Bank.
www.yahoodi.com /peace/palestinians.html   (4165 words)

 Palestinian Authority - Amnesty International
Palestinians were hindered or prevented from gaining access to their agricultural land, workplaces and education and health facilities by the Israeli army which set up blockades and imposed stringent restrictions on the movement of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories and carried out repeated military raids into Palestinian towns and villages.
Palestinian armed groups have no declared policy of recruiting children and claim to disavow the use of children; some blamed such abuses on local cells acting on their own initiative or “collaborators” seeking to discredit the armed groups.
In addition to the women killed or injured by Israeli forces, Palestinian women were particularly negatively affected by the demolition of their homes and restrictions on movement, which hampered their access to health services and education, and by the sharp increase in poverty.
web.amnesty.org /report2005/pse-summary-eng   (1376 words)

 Off the Charts - NY Times Coverage of Israeli & Palestinian Deaths
Palestinian children were killed before the first Israeli child’s death, only 9 of these Palestinian children’s deaths were reported in The Times headlines or first paragraphs.
Hence, the ratio of Israeli to Palestinian deaths covered grew from 3 to 4.7, and for children’s deaths it grew from 9 to 12.
These numbers do not include Palestinians civilians who died as a result of inability to reach medical care due to Israeli road closures, curfews, etc. The figure for Palestinian deaths is extremely conservative, since it is difficult for B’Tselem to report on deaths in the Palestinian territories.
www.ifamericansknew.org /media/nyt-report.html   (3333 words)

 Palestinian State (proposed)
The Palestinian Authority (PA), with Arafat its elected leader, took control of the newly non-Israeli-occupied areas, assuming governmental duties in 1994.
The history of the proposed modern Palestinian state, which is expected to be formed from the territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, began with the British Mandate of Palestine.
The Palestinian Authority (PA), with Arafat as its elected leader, took control of the newly non-Israeli-occupied areas, assuming all governmental duties.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0776421.html   (2079 words)

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It is sometimes implied that the lack of assistance to Palestinians from Arab nations justifies Israel's refusal to acknowledge and address the claims of the refugees.
Palestinians objected to the resolution because it referred to them only in calling for "a just settlement to the refugee problem" rather than acknowledging their right to self- determination.
Both Palestinian officials and the Arab League have indicated that in their view the right of return should be implemented in a way that would not create a demographic problem for Israel.
www.zmag.org /shalom-meqa.htm   (7569 words)

 Off the Charts - Television News Coverage of Israeli & Palestinian Deaths
In 2004, ABC, CBS, and NBC news reporting on Palestinian children’s deaths followed virtually the same line as Israeli children’s deaths, in stark contradiction to the reality, in which Palestinian children were being killed at a rate 22 times greater than Israeli children.
Thus the ratio of Palestinian to Israeli deaths was 7.7 to 1, more than double the first year’s ratio of 3.3 Palestinian deaths for each Israeli death.
By omitting the killings of a great number of Palestinian children, ABC, CBS, and NBC were failing to perform their function as new agencies – the reporting of the news.
www.ifamericansknew.org /media/net-report.html   (4257 words)

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The Palestinian Interior Ministry claimed earlier that 12-year old Palestinian child Yazan Juhar was murdered by settlers, not far from the settlement Shilo.
Hamza was questioned by both Palestinian and Israeli police officers, and the latter have requested the body of the murdered boy in order to perform an autopsy.
Palestinian sources reported Wednesday evening that Juhar and his cousin Hamza went to a stream near the West Bank village of Kfar Krayot in order to fly kites, at which point four settlers attacked them, and one stabbed the 12-year-old.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3115789,00.html   (416 words)

 Palestine (Harpers.org)
The Palestinian Central Council voted to postpone its declaration of an independent state; in Gaza, members of the Gaza Accountants Association fought with police after several accountants were arrested for firing their weapons in the air.
Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian prime minister, resigned, and Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the spiritual leader of Hamas, was injured in an Israeli airstrike.
Barghouti's popularity among Palestinian youths has caused fears that he could siphon votes from PLO chairman Mahmoud Abbas and cause a split in the Fatah Party; Palestinian leaders urged Barghouti to withdraw his candidacy, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak endorsed Abbas, and Ariel Sharon said Barghouti would be able to campaign only from behind bars.
www.harpers.org /Palestine.html   (4088 words)

 The Influence of Palestinian Organizations on Foreign News Reporting - Dan Diker
Since the outbreak of Palestinian violence in September 2000, Palestinian leaders have succeeded in using the international news media to mobilize world opinion in favor of the Palestinian narrative, depicting the Palestinian "David" defending his homeland against the Israeli "Goliath." Televised images of Palestinian suffering portray a human drama that wins the news media war.
Palestinian camera operators, frequently residents of the West Bank, today film the vast majority of foreign TV news coverage in the territories.
Palestinian opposition to discussing intra-Palestinian strife with the foreign press was also reported by a bureau chief of a major American daily newspaper at a meeting in Jerusalem on November 26, 2002.
www.jcpa.org /brief/brief2-23.htm   (1987 words)

 Ricki Hollander on Reuters & Mideast on National Review Online
The news service routinely characterizes Palestinian suicide bombings and terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians as an "uprising for independence," an "uprising for statehood," an "uprising for an independent state," or an "uprising against occupation." Such wording is not only partisan, mimicking Palestinian rhetoric, but is completely deceptive.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat rejected the unprecedented proposal without even a counter-offer and opted instead to launch a campaign of terror and violence.
Shortly after [senior representatives of the "Quartet"] issued their appeal [to implement the road map], a Palestinian gunman shot dead an Israeli settler and a baby at a Jewish settlement in the West Bank before he was shot dead himself.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/hollander200310200859.asp   (1256 words)

Palestinian Legislative Council: 89 members (including the president), fully dominated by representatives of Al Fatah.
Both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip is a mixture of fertile ground and desert, with little rain in many zones, and sufficient rain in other zones.
The economy of the country is heavily depending on Israel's, as many goods have to be exported to Israel, and as many Palestinians work in Israel.
i-cias.com /e.o/palestin.htm   (269 words)

 CNN.com - Six Palestinians die in West Bank clash - Jul 25, 2004
Palestinian security officials said two of the men were members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a militant offshoot of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement.
Palestinian sources said undercover Israeli units in Tulkarem appeared to have targeted two Al Aqsa militants and killed them.
The Qassam is a homemade rocket that militants have deployed in the Palestinian territories and used against Israel.
www.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/meast/07/25/mideast   (600 words)

 Palestinian Authority Threatens Cameraman Prevents Broadcast of Palestinians Celebrating Attack on U.S.
An Associated Press cameraman filmed Palestinians at a rally in Nablus celebrating the terror attacks in the United States September 11, 2001.
The cameraman was subsequently summoned to a Palestinian Authority security office and told that the material must not be aired.
The cameraman requested that the material not be aired and, AP caved in to the flmail and refused to release the footage.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/arabs/pathreat.html   (360 words)

 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Mid-East leaders announce truce
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon have declared a truce to end four years of Middle East violence.
Their talks were wide-ranging and also included agreements on the release of Palestinian prisoners and the handover of five West Bank towns to Palestinian control.
Mr Sharon had refused to meet the previous Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, saying he was an obstacle to peace.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/4245353.stm   (709 words)

 Palestinian Talmud --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Although the entire Mishna was studied at the Palestinian and Babylonian academies, the Palestinian Talmud (Gemara) covers only the first four orders (except chapters 21–24 of Shabbat and chapter 3 of Makkot) and the first three chapters of Nidda in the sixth order.
The expounders of the Mishna were the amoraim (“interpreter”), and the two Talmuds—the Palestinian (or Jerusalem) and the Babylonian—consist of their explanations, discussions, and decisions.
In 1987 riots erupted among Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and quickly spread to the West Bank, beginning a period of Palestinian resistance to the occupying...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9058094?tocId=9058094   (788 words)

 Palestinian Elections: A Milestone on the Road to Reform?
But even under the most optimistic conditions, the push for Palestinian reform and renewed peace negotiations with Israel will be a grueling struggle due to the toxic aftereffects of Arafat’s ruinous policies, which have dug a deep hole from which the Palestinian people will find it difficult to emerge.
Many Palestinians see Abbas as a bland figure in a grey suit; he lacks personal charisma and popular appeal, particularly in the eyes of younger Palestinians, who are increasingly impatient to play a significant role in Palestinian politics.
For it is difficult to see how a durable Israeli-Palestinian peace is possible in the long run without a Palestinian civil war that results in a decisive defeat for terrorists, who are in a position to sabotage peace prospects.
www.heritage.org /Research/MiddleEast/wm635.cfm   (982 words)

 Introduction & Brief History of Palestine
Palestine is now largely divided between mainland (israel) and the Occupied Territories, parts of which are self-administered by the original owners of the land 'citizens' the Palestinians.
In 1993, after decades of conflict between Palestinians and Israelis, their leaders agreed to the signing of a peace accord calling for a transitional period not exceeding five years of Palestinian interim self-government in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
Under the DOP, Israel agreed to transfer certain powers and responsibilities to the Palestinian Authority, which includes a Palestinian Legislative Council elected in January 1996, as part of interim self-governing arrangements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
www.middleeastnews.com /palestinianintro.html   (858 words)

 CNN.com - Transcripts
Now, most Palestinians who decided to vote for Hamas didn't -- didn't vote for Hamas because of its campaign of suicide bombings or its position on violence, or its formal position on the destruction of the state of Israel.
Palestinians turned out in huge numbers today to vote in their parliamentary election in a decade.
It became the ruling party when the Palestinian Authority was founded in 1994 and wasn't seriously challenged in the last parliamentary election a decade ago.
transcripts.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0601/25/sitroom.02.html   (6904 words)

The obvious intention of the Israeli government is to see that the reality of forced poverty and starvation, brought on by the imposition of the wall and the new "closed zones" become so unbearable for communities in the northern West Bank that people choose to leave in the hope of finding a better life.
Israel and the Palestinians are sinking together into the mud of the "one state." The question is no longer whether it will be binational, but which model to choose.
The Palestinian population is being subjected to starvation, denial of medical treatment, demolition of homes and economic strangulation.
www.whatreallyhappened.com /palestinians.html   (7763 words)

 Palestinian Intifada Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Palestinian students killed and 2,500 injured on their way to or from school
Condemning Israel for disproportionate and excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians and failure to adhere to international laws.
Resolution ES-10/10: condemns the attacks committed by Israel against the Palestinian people, particularly in the Jenin refugee camp, and also condemns the refusal by Israel to cooperate with the Secretary-General’s fact-finding team to Jenin RC.
www.palestinemonitor.org /factsheet/Palestinian_intifada_fact_sheet.htm   (1942 words)

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