Balfour Declaration, a crime committed by Britain 104 years ago

Balfour declaration

GAZA, (PIC) – Palestinians on Tuesday marked 104 years since the infamous Balfour Declaration, the crime Britain had committed in 1917 when it issued a letter of 67 words that led to the creation of the Zionist Jewish settler cancer on the land of Palestine.

The Balfour Declaration (“Balfour’s promise” in Arabic) was the first step for the Western world on the path of establishing a country for the Jews in Palestine.

The declaration was issued on November 2, 1917 during World War I following three years of British talks with the World Zionist Organization and came in the form of a letter from Britain’s then-foreign secretary, Arthur Balfour, to Lionel Walter Rothschild, a figurehead of the Zionist Organization and the British Jewish community.

Later it was included in the terms of the British Mandate for Palestine after the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. That mandate system, set up by the Allied powers, was a veiled form of colonialism and occupation.

The Balfour Declaration resulted in a significant upheaval in the lives of Palestinians and it is generally viewed as one of the main catalysts of the Nakba – the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1948 – and the conflict that has ensued with the Zionist state of Israel.

104 years on, the Palestinian people continue to call on Britain to apologize for Balfour’s crime, which has led to their displacement from their homeland and native areas and made them endure different forms of ongoing suffering and aggression at the hands of the Zionist regime, its forces and settlers.

(Source / 02.11.2021)

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