The claim that “the Jews took the land” from the Palestinians is mere propaganda and is historically inaccurate.
There has never been a ‘country’ called #Palestine, with it’s own government, it’s own flag, it’s own currency, or anything else which defines a country. Nor has there has ever been an independent Islamic country in that area of the Middle East.
A #history of the land of ‘Palestine’, now known as #Eretz Ysrael (the #Land of Israel) is as follows:
- In 1948, Israel was granted her independence from the British.
- The British controlled land since 1917 when General Allenby captured the area from the Ottoman Turks.
- The Ottoman Turks held the land since 1517, when they captured it from the Mamluke Sultanate.
- The Mamluke captured the land from the Crusaders in 1291 (when Acre, the last Crusader foothold fell)
- The Crusaders captured Jerusalem in 1099 from the Seljuk Turks forming the Kingdom of Jerusalem. This was perhaps the last time Palestine was independent. (Debate exists as to whether or not it was truly independent.)
- The Seljuk Turks were one of numerous caliphates to control Palestine after defeating the Byzantine Empire in 638. The various caliphates ruled from Cairo, Damascus, and/or Baghdad.
- The Byzantines held Palestine from 395 when the Roman Empire split. (except from 614-629 when the Persians held it.)
- The Roman Empire captured Palestine in 37 BC when King Herod was placed as King of Israel (a Roman provincial puppet state).
- Before the Romans held Palestine, it was an independent kingdom, the Hasmonean Dynasty for 103 years from 140-37 BC-a Jewish state.
- Before the Hasmonean Dynasty, Palestine was ruled by the Ptolemaic Dynasty of Egypt from 323 BC. Before then it was Alexander the Great’s from 332 BC.
- Before Alexander the Great, Palestine was ruled by the Persians from 539 BC.
- In 597 King Nebuchadnezzar II captured Judea (the Southern Kingdom of Israel) for Babylon.
- 720 BC, the Northern Kingdom fell to the Assyrians.
- 930 BC, the Kingdom of the Israelites was divided into two independent nations; Judea and Israel.
- 1000 BC, King David captured Jerusalem. This was the birth of the Kingdom of the Israelites
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