I suggest Israel should join this suit, stating that the creation of Jordan out of the historic and religiously recognized land of Israel was a great disaster, as the PA claims, and that all the land should be immediately returned to Israel (along with the rest of our historic lands in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, and Kuwait).
The fact that Jordan will not immediately repatriate all the residents of those UN "refugee" camps is proof that Britain should have never cut Israel in half and established Jordan. Israel should have all their land back, the British mistake of giving land to the arabs should be reversed. Israel will then work to make sure the arabs are returned to the former Jordanian areas from whence they came.
Hopefully, this suit will truly uncover Israel's true sovereignty over that land and Britains great mistake.
However, I doubt this will ever happen. Britain will dismiss the case before it even gets to trial. G-d forbid, they ever admit that Israel is legitimate, the "palestinians" are a made-up fictional people, and they should have never created Jordan--which is what they would have to do if the case were to proceed.
Jun 29, 2008 5:53 | Updated Jun 29, 2008 5:59
Palestinian group to sue UK over Israel
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
A Palestinian youth group announced Saturday that it plans to demand compensation from the British government for "committing a series of crimes" against the Palestinians.
Representatives of the Watanuna (Our Homeland) Palestinian Youth said the biggest crime the British government committed was when it promised a homeland for the Jewish people in the 1917 Balfour Declaration.
They said they were also planning to collect a million signatures from Palestinians in support of the lawsuit against Britain.
Ali Ubeidat, a spokesman for the youth group, whose members include many university students, said preparations had already begun to file the suit in a British court.
He said the decision to go after the UK government came after a thorough study of all the legal aspects related to Britain's responsibility for the Palestinians' "nakba" (catastrophe), the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948.
"We hold Britain responsible for the suffering of the Palestinian people over the past 60 years," Ubeidat said. "It's time for Britain to bear the moral and political responsibility for this suffering. The British people should be among the first to support the rights of the Palestinians."
The organizers began collecting signatures over the weekend from Palestinian youth in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Israel and overseas.
Rami Masharaka, director of Watanuna Palestinian Youth, said the lawsuit would also refer to the time of the British Mandate for Palestine.
He said his group had begun collecting testimony and other evidence about Britain's practices back then, especially "its policy of expelling the Arabs from their homeland."
Calling on all Arabs to support the initiative, Masharaka said hundreds of volunteers were planning to visit Palestinian refugee camps in Arab countries in the context of preparations for filing the lawsuit. Other volunteers would collect evidence from Palestinians living in Europe and the US, he added.
The organizers did not say how much money they were planning to demand from the British government.