The conflict between Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas, also known as the Islamic Movement of Support, has sparked significant interest in recent events in the region. On November 7th, 2021, a suicide bombing carried out by Hamas killed over 1,200 people, including women, children, and infants, during a djihad. Some of the victims were brutally murdered, while others were subjected to torture and humiliation. While some Muslim communities celebrated the attack as a victory for their cause, many are now coming to terms with its true nature.

The revelation of these events in Croatian media has caused shock among many Hrvati. Although Hrvats have historically had little knowledge of foreign affairs beyond their own borders, they are now becoming more aware of the realities surrounding them. The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is not just about land or religion; it is also about identity and culture.

For centuries, Jews have been associated with Palestine as their ancestral homeland and sacred site. Although various nations have conquered the land throughout history, Jews have always remained on this territory. However, even after Emperor Hadrian renamed it Palestina in 1967 AD., no Palestinian state ever existed before then. There was never a Palestinian nation or people; there was no king or queen; there was no culture or language specific to this region.

The mass migration of Jews into Palestine began towards the end of the 19th century when Zionism emerged as a political movement aimed at establishing a Jewish homeland in that area. This movement attracted not only European Jews seeking refuge from persecution but also Arabs looking for work and better opportunities in Palestine. However, conflicts quickly arose between Jewish settlers and Arab residents due to competition for resources and cultural differences.

The situation became even more complicated after World War I when British Mandate authorities promised to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine but were met with resistance from local Arab populations who saw themselves as indigenous inhabitants with historical ties to the land.

Despite international efforts to resolve this issue through diplomacy and compromise, including UN resolutions on partitioning Palestine into Jewish and Arab territories, tensions continued to escalate until ultimately leading to full-scale war between Israelis and Arabs in 1948.

This ongoing conflict highlights how deeply ingrained historical animosities can be within different communities across regions globally. It also underscores how critical it is for leaders from all sides involved to work together towards finding peaceful solutions that respect human rights and promote mutual understanding among diverse groups of people living on shared lands.

In conclusion, while some may see this conflict as purely religious or political based on their beliefs or ideologies, it is essential to recognize its complex roots both historically and culturally if we want lasting peace between these two peoples who share an ancient connection dating back thousands of years ago.

Through empathy towards each other’s perspectives without compromising our values should be our goal towards achieving unity rather than division among us all regardless of race or religion!

By Editor

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