According to the Arabic website of rahnam News Agency, at the same time as the 106th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration was published by “Lord Balfour”, the then British Foreign Minister on November 2, 1917, with the aim of announcing London’s agreement to the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine, the camera of rahnam News Agency for the first time While entering the occupied territories of 1948, he has reread the narrative of Palestinians living in Araba settlement in the Lower Galilee about decades of displacement and resistance against the occupation of the Zionist regime.
According to many Palestinians living in the occupied territories of 1948, the Balfour Declaration is a reminder of one of the bitterest collective memories of the Palestinian nation. They believe that the promise of granting the land of Palestine by “Lord Balfour”, the British foreign minister at the time in 1917, was made in order to establish the national homeland of the Jews by a person who was in charge of affairs only as the guardian of this land for a short period of time and in no way He was not in the position of representative of the Palestinian nation, and as a result, he did not have the authority to hand over the Palestinian land to the Zionists.
In the meantime, the Palestinians living in Araba town in the Lower Galilee refer to the old olive tree of this area as one of the ancient historical heritage of the Palestinian nation, which clearly points to the historical identity of this land and its belonging to the Palestinians. They believe that the age of the Balfour Declaration is even less than the age of the 3,000-year-old tree in this area.
“Mohammed Rabah”, a Palestinian refugee living in the city of Hattin, who moved to Araba after the occupation of his house in 1948, told the rahnam reporter in the occupied territories: “All people look to this tree as a symbol of protecting their land and homeland.” Palestine, looks, because the olive tree in Palestine is one of the symbols of adherence to the nation that was forced out of it.
This old Palestinian man, who was driven from his home in 1948 when the Zionist groups attacked Hattin, considers his displacement as one of the consequences of the Balfour Declaration. Rabah migrated from Hatin to Araba settlement with his father as a child, but he still dreams of returning to his home in Hatin.
He explained the details of the old tree in Araba town and added: The life of this olive tree reaches 3700 years, which goes back to the time of Prophet Moses and Prophet Ibrahim. The Palestinian nation is like this olive tree, how this tree has roots in this land, we also have roots in this land.
The anniversary of the publication of the Balfour Declaration commemorates a dark day in the history of the Palestinian nation, a statement made on November 2, 1917 by British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Rothschild, the leader of the international Zionist criminal groups, in which London promised to The establishment of a national homeland for the Jews in Palestine was talked about. From that time until today, the residents of Palestine refer to the month of November as the “Ominous Month” and the “Month of Disasters”.
“Ahmad Jarboni”, the head of the local assembly of Araba settlement, in a conversation with rahnam reporter in the occupied territories, talks about the treacherous role of the Arab rulers in accompanying the British colonialism in the occupation of Palestine by the Zionists and further on his commitment and his fellow countrymen to It means continuing to live in the occupied lands until the complete freedom of these lands.
The continuation of the occupying policies of the Zionist regime in occupied Palestine is in a situation where the residents of Araba town record the names of their martyrs as eyewitnesses of the “Nakba” and “Naksa” (the defeat of the Arabs against Israel in the 1967 war) on the wall at the entrance of this city. do
They also engrave the names of the martyrs of the Palestinian Intifada on the wall writings to be a clear legacy for future generations of Palestinians and to show that the famous saying of “David Ben-Gurion”, the former prime minister of the Zionist regime, who said that elders die and children forget. It’s nothing more than an empty word.
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