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Their Naqba is My Joy

I bring good tidings from the "Palestinian" territories: The citizens of "Occupied" Palestine are marking the Naqba, commemorating and mourning the day in which Israel was founded in 1948. This would be Snapped Shot's first chance to cover this annual event, so if you already know the background of Naqba, please be sure to skip ahead and celebrate the "mourning."

For those of you who are new to Naqba, let me start by presenting the Palestinian party line, as dutifully parroted by our mindless "guardians" of truth in the press:

Palestinian women walk past graffiti marking Naqba in the West Bank city of Ramallah May 15, 2007. Palestinians mark Naqba on Tuesday as a day of mourning for the establishment of Israel in 1948 after which an Arab-Israeli war brought the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (WEST BANK)


Notice two things: The "Palestinians" are mourning the establishment of Israel, and shortly after this establishment occurred, an Arab-Israeli war brought the "displacement" of hundreds of thousands of "Palestinians."You can find this information parroted verbatim in any number of sources, from Wikipedia, to certain royal families, and even as far as Amazon. What you will not easily find are the inconvenient facts which show what this "commemoration" is really about.

What are we not hearing about Naqba from our vaunted sources of "information?" For starters, that pesky "Arab-Israeli War:" Most of the left-leaning texts you read will interpret this war as being an offence initiated by the Zionists, intended to "wipe out" the poor, oppressed "Palestinians." What these leftists fail to tell you is that the Arab population of the region (Side note: the notion of ethnic "Palestinians" was an invention by the Soviet-backed Yasser Arafat), led by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, and King Abdullah of Jordan, started the war with Israel, refusing to accept an Israeli state in the region.

And about that "displacement?" Well, in the eve leading up to the Arab League's invasion of Israel from all sides, the citizens of the Palestinian Mandate were instructed to leave their houses, and leave the land, in order that the Arab armies could wipe the Zionists off the map!

So, in other words, the population left in order to allow the annihilation of the Jewish "invaders!"

Some things never change.

You can read the whole timeline over here if you'd like. The sources I used may not seem impartial to you, but considering that we've only ever been told the Arab side of the story by our sycophantic press and our idiotic educational establishments, it's about time we hear the other side of the story for some good old "balance."

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for: Here is a massive collection of this year's Naqba celebration mourning pictures, sure to delight even the hardest of Zionist hearts!

Happy Naqba 2007!


Slap it on a post card and call it our little Zionist celebration! Bonus points will be issued to anyone who posts suggested captions in the comments section. You just know these people are "mourning" the event by chanting DEATH TO AMERICA!

Palestinian school girls shout slogans during a rally marking Naqba in the West Bank city of Nablus May 15, 2007. Palestinians mark Naqba as a day of mourning for the establishment of Israel in 1948 after which an Arab-Israeli war brought the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini (WEST BANK)


Palestinian school girls shout slogans during a rally marking Naqba in the West Bank city of Nablus May 15, 2007. Palestinians mark Naqba as a day of mourning for the establishment of Israel in 1948 after which an Arab-Israeli war brought the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini (WEST BANK)


Palestinians take part in a rally marking Naqba in the West Bank city of Ramallah May 15, 2007. Palestinians mark Naqba as a day of mourning for the establishment of Israel in 1948 after which an Arab-Israeli war brought the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (WEST BANK)


Palestinians take part in a rally marking Naqba in the West Bank city of Ramallah May 15, 2007. Palestinians mark Naqba as a day of mourning for the establishment of Israel in 1948 after which an Arab-Israeli war brought the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (WEST BANK)


A Palestinian man is seen during a rally marking Naqba in the West Bank city of Ramallah May 15, 2007. Palestinians mark Naqba as a day of mourning for the establishment of Israel in 1948 after which an Arab-Israeli war brought the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (WEST BANK)


The meek may eventually inherit the earth, when Christ returns. Until then, we're stuck with these wonderfully hateful little fellas:

Palestinian children take part in a rally marking Nakba in Shatila refugee camp in Beirut May 15, 2007. Palestinians mark Nakba as a day of mourning for the establishment of Israel in 1948 after which an Arab-Israeli war brought the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. REUTERS/ Sharif Karim (LEBANON)


Palestinian children take part in a rally marking Nakba in Shatila refugee camp in Beirut May 15, 2007. Palestinians mark Nakba as a day of mourning for the establishment of Israel in 1948 after which an Arab-Israeli war brought the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. REUTERS/ Sharif Karim (LEBANON)


Palestinians hold a large flag as they mark Nakba (The Day of Catastrophe) in Gaza May 15, 2007. Palestinians mark Nakba as a day of mourning for the establishment of Israel after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war which led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA)


Marking the day : Young Palestinian boys rally with burning torches to mark the beginning of the Naqba or the "Day of Catastrophe", in the Balata refugee camp ear the West Bank city of Nablus.(AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)


Palestinian children take part in a rally marking Nakba in Ain el-Hilweh refugee camp in Sidon city, south Lebanon May 14, 2007. Palestinians mark Nakba as a day of mourning for the establishment of Israel in 1948 after which an Arab-Israeli war brought the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON)


An elderly Palestinian attends a rally to mark Nakba in Sidon city, south Lebanon May 14, 2007. Palestinians mark Nakba as a day of mourning for the establishment of Israel in 1948 after which an Arab-Israeli war brought the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON)


A Palestinian woman sews a shirt during a rally to mark Nakba in Sidon city, south Lebanon May 14, 2007. Palestinians mark Nakba as a day of mourning for the establishment of Israel in 1948 after which an Arab-Israeli war brought the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON)


A Palestinian flag is seen as demonstrators attend a rally to mark the 59th anniversary of the Naqba, or 'The catastrophe' in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday May 15, 2007. Palestinians commemorate Al Naqba May 15 each year, to mark their displacement by the founding of Israeli in 1948. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)


Demonstrators hold Palestinian flags as they mark the 59th anniversary of the Naqba, or 'The catastrophe' in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday May 15, 2007. Palestinians commemorate Al Naqba May 15 each year, to mark their displacement by the founding of Israeli in 1948. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)


Palestinian youths, wearing traditional Arabic headdresses and shirts with the year ' 1948 ' written on the back, attend a rally to mark the 59th anniversary of the Naqba, or 'The catastrophe' in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday May 15, 2007. Palestinians commemorate Al Naqba May 15 each year, to mark their displacement by the founding of Israeli in 1948. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)


A Palestinian man plays with his daughter as they attend a rally to mark the 59th anniversary of the Naqba, or 'The catastrophe' in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday May 15, 2007. Palestinians commemorate Al Naqba May 15 each year, to mark their displacement by the founding of Israeli in 1948. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)


Sigh. I know I mentioned Our Lord a little ways up, but this really is getting ridiculous:

With paintings of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, left, and Jesus Christ, right, Palestinian women attend a rally to mark the 59th anniversary of the Naqba, or 'The catastrophe' in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday May 15, 2007. Palestinians commemorate Al Naqba May 15 each year, to mark their displacement by the founding of Israeli in 1948. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)


Notice that the borders depicted in the picture below (I'm guessing that the Arabic text reads "Free Palestine," or something to that effect) include the entire state of Israel. There's no "two-party" solution in the world that would be acceptable to these genocidal maniacs. If only someone would get the memo to the State Department...

A Palestinian boy runs with a Palestinian flag during a gathering to mark Nakba in the eastern part of Jerusalem May 14, 2007. Palestinians will mark Nakba on Tuesday, as a day of mourning for the establishment of Israel in 1948 after which an Arab-Israeli war brought the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. REUTERS/Mahfouz Abu Turk (JERUSALEM)


Finally, who do you think the Palestinians hold responsible for their deplorable condition? Themselves, who spawned a society run by thugs and murderers? The fictional culture that Yasser Arafat created, assisted by his Soviet masters, which has led to essentially 40 years of endless bloodshed?

Well, see if you can figure it out, in the next photo:

Palestinian men sit next to a tent as they take part in a rally marking Nakba in Shatila refugee camp in Beirut May 15, 2007. Palestinians mark Nakba as a day of mourning for the establishment of Israel in 1948 after which an Arab-Israeli war brought the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians. REUTERS/ Sharif Karim (LEBANON)


American involvement in the "Arab-Israeli" war? $0.

Propaganda value of getting your mindless citizens to chant DEATH TO AMERICA? Priceless.

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Comments:

#1 Ron 15-May-2007
I would also add that at least 900,000 Jews were forcibly evicted from their homes in Arab countries in the late 1940s. Where is the consideration for that "Naqba?"
#2 forest 15-May-2007
The "Palestinians" and Israel's neighbors launched a war of annihilation on the first day Israel existed. They lost the war. It's not a complicated concept. One thing that really gets idiot liberals on this topic is that their sacred cow - the United Nations, the almighty "international community", voted for the partition of the Mandate. Naturally, the Arabs wanted the whole thing (particularly the prosperous parts that the Jews had developed) and chose war instead. There really aren't two sides to this topic. It's about as straight forward as it gets.
#3 Brian 15-May-2007
Good point, Ron - The press is obviously not interested in [i]that[/i] angle, considering how much attention they give the "Palestinians," compared to any [i]other[/i] group with a complaint in the world -- including the displaced Jews from the Arab world.

Regards,
Brian
#4 Brian 15-May-2007
Forest,

You're absolutely right. When the United Nation speaks, its word is taken as [i]gospel[/i], unless it says something "inconvenient" to the anti-Israeli cause. And besides that, it is interesting to note that territorial contests aren't anything new, and have settled the borders of [i]countless[/i] numbers of nations. But somehow, the age-old rule of tradition doesn't [i]apply[/i] to the "poor, oppressed Palestinians," since that would imply some Jewish legitimacy in the Israeli lands.. even when not taking into consideration the [i]massive[/i] archaeological evidence that the Jews were there first...

:)

Thanks for your usual insight!

Regards,
Brian
#5 BB 28-Jan-2008
Friend,
I appreciate you trying to show another side of things. The media never does a good job of showing the truth. I'm with you on that. I am, however, not with you on your descriptions of the pictures. Just like I don't think peace will come if Palestinians shout things like, "Death to America", or act in any other violent way whether physical or verbal, I also don't think peace will come when we consider children to be "hateful" and make the Palestinians look like they are hateful. I have Palestinian friends who pray for peace, and hope that they will get to see their Israeli friends on a more regular basis. Peace will come when both sides of the conflict are willing to reject violence and see the humanity in each other's children's eyes and choose for those children to live a better life where violence is not part of their everyday. Like I said, I agree with you that the media is not good, but I plead that you not try to balance that by only showing the bad things Palestinians do. There is a lot of non-violent practices going on by both Israelis and Palestinians to fight for peace and reconciliation. I ask that, the truth be said, which includes both sides of the story but also the non-violent resistance to violence. That is where the hope lies. Thanks for listening.
#6 BB 28-Jan-2008
Friend,
I appreciate your criticism of the media. It rarely depicts much truth. I share your frustration in that. I, however, hope that we can find another way to say that. Peace will not be achieved until we no longer see each other's children as "hateful fellas", especially when we only know their race and nothing else. Please, I ask, I plead that we find another way to deal with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Peace will come when when we look into each other's eyes and see Christ. Christ said, "Whatever you do to the least of these, you do to me" and "love your neighbor as yourself". I think that means that we've got to teach Palestinians to "love their neighbor" and to see Christ in their enemy and Israelis to "love their neighbor" and see Christ in their enemy. Christ is the only way, and He is the Prince of Peace. Thank you for listening to me.
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