i tried to summarize the history of how the war began as best as i can...i hope i got the facts right...and i hope this answers the question on whose land is it anyway~~
3rd milennium bc =
the original inhabitants of palestine are the CANAAITES, it is a strategic place,so many people want to invade the land for themselves.
2nd milennium bc =
--ok, now you see, the original people, the CANAAITES were defeated by 2 tribes..the PHILISTINES and the ISRAELITES. the philistines had most of the land because they were more superior in military organization
--land was separated into 2
1st milennium bc =
many things happened during this era, what i can summarize from here is that the king of the israelites at that time, king david defeated the philistines and the place continued to prosper under his son, solomon.
1-999 ad =
--this is how the muslims got hold of the land, and i hope this answers any questions about whose land palestine really belongs too ....to summarize it, the arab conquest began and was succesful, the land was now theirs but the jews and christians were allowed to live there, and they had equal amounts of autonomy on the land---
638 AD : The Arab conquest began 1300 years of Muslim presence in what then became known as Filastin. Eager to be rid of their Byzantine overlords and aware of their shared heritage with the Arabs, the descendants of Ishmael, as well as the Muslims reputation for mercy and compassion in victory, the people of Jerusalem handed over the city after a brief siege. They made only one condition, That the terms of their surrender be negotiated directly with the Khalif 'Umar in person. 'Umar entered Jerusalem on foot. There was no bloodshed. There were no massacres. Those who wanted to leave were allowed to, with all their goods. Those who wanted to stay were guarantee protection for their lives, their property and places of worship.
Palestine was holy to Muslims because the Prophet Muhammad had designated Jerusalem as the first qibla (the direction Muslims face when praying) and because he was believed to have ascended on a night journey to heaven from the the old city of Jerusalem (al-Aqsa Mosque today) , where the Dome of the Rock was later built. Jerusalem became the third holiest city of Islam. The Muslim rulers did not force their religion on the Palestinians, and more than a century passed before the majority converted to Islam. The remaining Christians and Jews were considered People of the Book. They were allowed autonomous control in their communities and guaranteed security and freedom of worship. Such tolerance was rare in the history of religion . Most Palestinians also adopted Arabic and Islamic culture. Palestine benefited from the empires trade and from its religious significance during the first Muslim dynasty, the Umayyads of Damascus.
750 AD : It shared, however, in the glory of Muslim civilization, when the Muslim world enjoyed a golden age of science, art, philosophy, and literature. Muslims preserved Greek learning and broke new ground in several fields, all of which later contributed to the Renaissance in Europe.
--the year zionism first evolved
1845 Jewish in Palestine were 12,000 increased to 85,000 by 1914. All people in Palestine were Arabic Muslims and Christians.
as you all know, the jews had migrated all over the world after muslims had taken over palestine. then the nazis tried to kill them..so they cowardly sought a land for themselves. with the help of great britain at that time, the first zionist congress was formed.
britain decided that palestine should be THE NEW NATIONAL HOME FOR ALL THESE JEWS.
let me make one thing clear...there is a big difference between the jews who are zionist and those who arent.. the ones who are creating this war are the zionists, on the other hand, most of the other jews do not agree on the war itself.