Oh , Palestine my
dear homeland hidden deep in my heart
LAND AND THE PEOPLE
The name of Palestine is derived from the Philistines who lived there since history began.
The present people of Palestine, the Palestinians, are the Arabised descendants of the Philistines, the Canaanites and other tribes who inhabited Palestine long before the Israelites first came to Palestine after their exodus from Egypt in the 12th century B.C. Professor Maxime Rodinson, of the Sorbonne in Paris and himself Jewish, stresses that "the Arab population of Palestine was native in all the senses of the word and their roots in Palestine can be traced back at least forty centuries." Thus the Palestinians' claim to their country is firmly based on long continued possession of the land, the only claim that entitles, by international law, any people to their country. Jewish claims to Palestine, based on long-extinct historical connections, would make complete chaos in our present world, if taken seriously .
Palestine, currently under occupation, is located on the East coast of the Miditerannean Sea, West of Jordan and to the south of Lebanon. Out of this territory, there are 10,163 square miles of land area. The rest is water: half of the area of the Dead Sea (al-BaHr al-Mayyit), Huleh Lake (BuHayrat al-Huuleh) which was dried by the occupation and Tiberias Lake (BuHayrat Tabariyyah) which is also known as the Sea of Galilee (BaHr al-jaliil). Another, equally incredible, claim to Palestine, often used by Zionists, is that the Arabs have failed to develop the land to its best advantage and they are themselves capable of "making the desert bloom" and thus more entitled to it. If this criterion was to be allowed, we would be again back in the infamous Nazi "Drang nach Osten" era, entitling the super race to other people's
Palestine my home land is a country of infinite and beauty, etched
with many events of the past civilisation , being at the centre of extraordinary event and
divine mission from times immemorial .Our forefathers have the distunction of witnessng
turning moments of history and GODS divine intervention with the advent of events
involving prophets JESUS Christ and MOHAMMED ( S.A.A.W ) who ascended there .
Its association with prophets and divine prophets Abraham and Davids
... ( PBUH ) is endless and witnessing some of the most earlist of human civilisation .To day ,
that rich history of Palestine.
Palestine is engraved only in the memory of the millions of displaced PALESTINES
. Its a poignant cry and hope of many to rekindle the flame of hope before it evaporates
and dissolves into the rivers and oceans . Its not an autobiography or memoirs of a
country , but a humble efforts to record its heritage and history before the death
of this generations , an era of displaced and stateless people having to
write their history in blood . This is the story of PALESTINE an adorning flower in our
bosom, living in the hearts of its sons with the great love and pride . On 15 th MAY
, 1948 the flower withered , with the spread horror and sadness which was imposed on
them , with vagrancy being moved away with the help foce . A visit to the holy land in
unforgattable experience remaining in the soul .
Palestine is a country of immense wealth of love and beauty . abounding nature ,trees, historic mountains and valley , abundant nature beauty .Palestine reminds as the lost of paradise engraved and living in our memory . Glances appear to reflect on the palce of beauty and glory for it . JERUSALEM the capital of Paletine is deeply rooted at the heart of Palestine, the pride , joy and rich history . The story of liberaton and struggle is a painful one , the abode of our grandfathers being turned away, turning to bitterness of life and vagrancy in the four directions of the earth .The article serves as a collection of memories expressing a simple part to the soul so painful and seeing and longing and remembering the ancestral holly land . It intended to serve as a tribute to my homeland , to refresh , remind and rekindle the memories , hopes and aspiration of many , fellow bethren who are scatered around the four corners of the globe . to keep burning the desire and glimmer of hope of returning one day to our beloved homeland Palestine , to return home and keep alive our ties to the motherland - a land which is so close , yet so far.
((( Written By Rafic Adnan El-saleh )))
Last updated 1 January 2000 Written and
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