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Kuwait Times: Jerusalem stands on the Waqf land belonging to Arabs
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 13, 2018 11:43AM
Thought you'd like to see some of the anti-Israel hate material circulating daily in the Muslim Middle East.


Kuwait Times: Jerusalem stands on the Waqf land belonging to Arabs
[news.kuwaittimes.net]
In response to the US government’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the following points are to be noted:
First: The city of Jerusalem and its environs, including adjacent and neighboring villages, are Islamic waqf areas under official waqfs recorded in the records of the Islamic courts in Jerusalem, and in no case shall such waqfs be revoked, amended or confiscated. These lands were leased to their inhabitants or to those who live on them, while they remained the property of the Islamic waqf which collected lease from them. These conditions remained until the end of the British Mandate in 1948, after which part of Jerusalem’s lands followed the Arab Orthodox Church.

Second: Aside from historical claims, Zionism tried to lay its hands on parts of the city of Jerusalem for more than 100 years; as a result, at the end of the British Mandate in 1948, Zionism could not own more than five percent of the Jerusalem Municipality’s lands, inside or outside the fence, according to the Palestinian Land Department, the British archives of the Land of Jerusalem, as well as the estimates of the International Conciliation Commission and Sami Hadawi, who was the head of the Department of Survey of Jerusalem Lands until the end of the British Mandate, in addition to the “Jerusalem Lands” book and “Jerusalem 1948” book by author Salim Tamari. All of these references agreed that the Jews did not own more than five percent of the land of Jerusalem when it was occupied by Israeli forces in 1948.

Third: The so-called Jewish alleyways in ancient Jerusalem were properties belonging to Arab Jerusalemite families such as Al-Khalidi, Abu Saud, Fatyani, Dajani and Qutina, and these lands were leased to religious Jews for their proximity to the Western Wall (Al-Buraq), and their population in 1948 did not exceed 2,000 including seniors, children and women (see the memoirs of Abdullah Al-Tal and the diaries of Aref Al-Aref).

Fourth: What confirms the above is that the Jews submitted a petition to the Islamic Waqf Department (registered in the register of waqfs) demanding to rent a plot of land to bury their dead, which was approved by the Department of Awqaf, and based on that, the cemetery, also an Islamic waqf land, which is now located between the suburb of Silwan and the suburbs of Jerusalem, was leased to them.

Fifth: The laws issued by Israel to confiscate land and property of Arab Jerusalemites are invalid for several reasons, most importantly:

A. Jerusalem under United Nations resolutions does not belong to Israel and therefore all Israeli laws relating to Jerusalem are null and void and contrary to United Nations’ resolutions.
B. Because the property of the Islamic waqf are not sold or bought according to Islamic law and the ownership of the land is always attributed to the Islamic waqf.

C. Because the seizure of land by force does not give the aggressor a right under international law and in accordance with the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Sixth: It is not the prerogative of a foreign state to intervene in the affairs of another state to recognize the subordination of land or city to another party that does not own it. This recognition, whether made by the US president or Congress, is fundamentally void according to international law, and because it violates Security Council and UN resolutions. Furthermore, the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of a state whose boundaries are yet to be defined is null and void.

Seventh: When America wanted years ago to build an embassy in Jerusalem on land located in the site of the upper Baqaa, a number of owners of this land – Jerusalemite families who hold US citizenship only – objected to this decision, including the families of Al-Khalidi, Abu Saud, Al-Turjman and Al-Fatyani, and submitted memos with documents attached to the US government and Congress, after which the US government withdrew its decision.
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Re: Kuwait Times: Jerusalem stands on the Waqf land belonging to Arabs
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: May 13, 2018 05:18PM
I personally think the Hittites want the land back. Where are they ?
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Re: Kuwait Times: Jerusalem stands on the Waqf land belonging to Arabs
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 13, 2018 05:30PM
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cbelt3
I personally think the Hittites want the land back. Where are they ?
Montana.

In all seriousness, what makes Israel different is that the Jews lived there for over 1500 years before being killed, enslaved, exiled and banned from entering Jerusalem by the Romans. They have been trying to get back there since that time and have made no secret of it. The persecution, massive slaughters and pogroms of Europe, culminating in the Nazi Holocaust made the necessity of having a defensible homeland the imperative answer. It's not like the Jews were first arriving on the scene. (I know that many Christians would like to think that Jews suddenly popped up in Jerusalem so that their god could appear and then disappeared, but that's not the case.) As a point of comparison, America has been around for about 250 years. We would have to be around for at least 1000 years longer to equal the amount of time the Jews have spent in the land of Israel.

[edit]And in answer to the false assertions, the Arabs who fled were told to by their leaders so the victorious Arab armies could slaughter all the Jews. The Arabs who stayed are now all Israeli citizens, comprising 20% of Israel's population. The number of Jewish citizens in the old British mandate Arab areas= ZERO. There's the apartheid and discrimination. The future state of Palestine awaits sincere negotiations by PA and Hamas (laff), as always. they usually just walk away before signing.



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Re: Kuwait Times: Jerusalem stands on the Waqf land belonging to Arabs
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 13, 2018 05:53PM
Here's a nice sobby Reuters propaganda piece using Arab nostalgia as a hook. [uk.reuters.com]

You'll notice Reuters never runs pieces on the 800,000 Jews who were forced to flee Arab lands with the clothes on their back and the howling mobs behind them.
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Re: Kuwait Times: Jerusalem stands on the Waqf land belonging to Arabs
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 13, 2018 06:08PM
and just under 1 million Jews sought refuge in Israel after escaping from persecution and discrimination in the Soviet Union. They would not have been rescued if the beloved Palestinians had any say. (That figure again is one million fleeing)
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Re: Kuwait Times: Jerusalem stands on the Waqf land belonging to Arabs
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: May 13, 2018 07:21PM
Interesting sidenote: Most of the Soviet refugees wanted to come to America and many were en route in the 1980s when suddenly and without notice George Bush withdrew their refugee status stranding tens of thousands of Jews in Europe (mostly Italy, where they weren't particularly welcome). Israel became their only path to freedom. It was seen as a rather obvious move to pay off evangelicals.

Shortly thereafter, Bush published a letter praising the two-state solution peace talks and then two days after that he suspended talks with the PLO.

He promised $10 billion in aid to help resettle the Soviet Jews and did not deliver. When Israel lobbied Congress to get the money, he threatened a veto. He used the money as leverage for peace talks... which he then derailed.

Trump's contradictory pronouncements seem a little less unique when you look at the first Bush presidency.







Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/13/2018 07:34PM by Sarcany.
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