The Palestinians (July 1998)
From the MRG Archive
In 1918 Christian and Muslim Arabs formed over 90 per cent of the population of Palestine. Fifty years later, those left were a powerless minority in their own land, while most were refugees outside Palestine. Since 1967, Israel has been an occupying force in Gaza and the West Bank, expropriating for example over 60 per cent of the West Bank’s land area, dispossessing many Palestinians.
While Israel’s actions have been condemned in United Nations Security Council and General Assembly resolutions, Israel continues its actions largely unchecked. Within Israel, Palestinians are systematically discriminated against in almost all areas of society. While condemning the Israeli government’s policies, the Report also discusses the abuses of the newly-established Palestinian Authority.