The Palestinian people, who miraculously recovered from the ashes of Al-Nakba of 1948, which was intended to extinguish their being and to expel them in order to uproot and erase their presence, which was rooted in the depths of their land and depths of history. In those dark days, when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were torn from their homes and displaced within and outside of their homeland, thrown from their beautiful, embracing, prosperous country to refugee camps in one of the most dreadful campaigns of ethnic cleansing and dispossession in modern history
Al-Nakba translates to "day of the catastrophe", and it is celebrated in the West Bank and Gaza every May 14th. The "catastrophe" being referred to here is the creation of the state of Israel. The Arabs began their never-ending war against the Jews the very next day...
Arab column heads into Israel, May 1948
The claim of cleansing - "uproot and erase their presence" is self-serving fiction and a defamation of the Jewish people. The new state of Israel did not evict anyone of any race or creed, instead, it was the leadership of the Arab states (as well as the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem) who urged Palestinian Arabs to flee. And of course, they were subsequently abandoned:
"The refugees were confident that their absence would not last long, and that they would return within a week or two. Their leaders had promised them that the Arab Armies would crush the "Zionist gangs" very quickly and that there was no need for panic or fear of a long exile."
"The Jordan daily Falastin wrote on 19 February 1949: "The Arab States which had encouraged the Palestine Arabs to leave their homes temporarily in order to be out of the way of the Arab invasion armies, have failed to keep their promises to help these refugees."
That's some pretty hateful slander to base a claim for accelerated status at the UN. But Abbas goes further, and concludes with a veiled threat to fight until Israel is destroyed:
Yet, we must repeat here once again our warning: the window of opportunity is narrowing and time is quickly running out. The rope of patience is shortening and hope is withering...this racist, colonial occupation is making the two-State solution and the prospect for realizing peace a very difficult choice, if not impossible
More anti-semetic slander from the "leader" of the West Bank, used as a justification to get a squeeze-back of Israel to indefensible borders. Combine that with Abbas continued demand for the implementation of Resolution 194 - which would allow all Palestinians to return to the state of Israel - and one can see clearly that Abbas' only true goal is the destruction of the Jewish state.
And on the basis of this, the UN awarded Abbas with his" non-member observer state" status by a vote of 138-9.
Israel protested Abbas's hateful rhetoric
But it is unlikely anyone heard it. The genocide machine has started up, and its engines of death are roaring to life, as it sets a course for Israel and Jews worldwide, to complete the job it had started in 1939.
It took the UN to supply the fuel, which it offered in adequate supply yesterday, by endorsing the hateful vision of Abbas.
Dark days are coming. Coming for us all...