Before the early 1900s, Palestine was a largely peaceful, multi-faith region. But after 1917, under the
British mandate, there was more violence, including terrorist attacks by both Arab and Jewish groups.
Today, Palestinians suffer continuous attacks on their homes and infrastructure. Palestinian suffering has become institutionalized as collective punishment by Israel.
Some believe that before Israel’s war for independence there was no Palestine, there were no Palestinian
people, and the land was desert and had no inhabitants. This belief is easily found, distributed, and shared
It is not difficult to see that Jewish, Christian, and Muslim families live peacefully together in many places and can again in Israel/Palestine, just as they had in the past.