On June 5, 1967, in response to military and political actions taken by Egypt, Israel launched a counter-offensive.
In a matter of six days, Israel, fighting against Egypt, Syria and Jordan, had conquered and claimed the Gaza Strip, West Bank Golan Heights and Sinai Peninsula, more than doubling the size of their nation.
The Sinai Peninsula was eventually returned to Egypt and the eastern third of the Golan Heights is now occupied by Syria, but Israel has retained control of the rest of the Golan Heights, West Bank (which includes the eastern part of Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip has been under control of the Palestinians since 2007.
Most of the world, which naturally sides against Israel, has continued to demand that Israel return the West Bank to Syria, but Israel refuses and has established Jerusalem as their national capital.
In defiance of the world, Israel, on Sunday, gave Palestinians 8-days to destroy their hoes in the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar and leave or Israel will begin demolition on October 1.
(Aljazeera) – The Israeli government has told Palestinians living in a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank to demolish their homes within the next eight days and leave.
The warning on Sunday comes just weeks after Israel’s Supreme Court rejected appeals against demolition.
The Israeli defence ministry unit that oversees civilian affairs in the West Bank said in a statement: “Pursuant to a Supreme Court ruling, residents of Khan al-Ahmar received a notice today requiring them to demolish all the structures on the site by October 1st, 2018.
“If you refuse, the authorities will enforce demolition orders as per a court decision and the law.” …
Khan al-Ahmar is located between two legal Israeli settlements, Kfar Adumim and Ma’ale Adumim.
What the world fails to realize is that in history, when a nation conquers any territory, they take possession and control of that territory, just as Israel did with the West Bank .
The problem lies not with Israel but with the world community as a whole which has sided with Arab Muslims, including terrorist organizations like Hamas and the Palestinian Authority.
In the eyes of the liberal anti-Israel world, what’s fair for everyone else is not fair for Israel, ,meaning they should play by a lesser set of rules dictated by those who wish to destroy Israel and remove them from the face of the earth.
While Obama sided with the world against Israel, Trump has sided with our long-time ally, even going so far as to recognize Jerusalem as the capital and move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
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