I was quite horrified today reading this item at Ma’an News.
About Ma’an News: Launched in 2005, Ma’an News Agency (MNA) publishes news around the clock in Arabic and English, and is among the most browsed websites in the Palestinian territories, with over 3 million visits per month. Considered the main source of independent news from Palestine, MNA has become the first choice for online information for many Palestinians, and is also attracting a growing international readership and interest from prominent international news organizations and agencies.
It’s not what we would term a ‘news site’. How they can claim is
“also attracting a growing international readership and interest from prominent international news organizations and agencies,”
is totally beyond me. I think most of their news is invented. Like the following
A Palestinian researcher who monitors settlement activities in Salfit, Khalid Maali, pointed out Tuesday that three major archeological sites were damaged as a result of construction work in the area.
Khirbet al-Shajarah (Tree Hamlet), Mughur al-Shams (Sun Caves) and Deir Samaan, he said,
“sustained major damage.”
Maali highlighted that Israeli antiquities authorities carried out excavations in Khirbet al-Shajarah a few years ago “and stole antiquities.” The area contains a large number of ancient wells, walls and huge rock engravings.
I couldn’t quite believe what I was reading. I posted this.
“What irony. Suddenly the Arabs are concerned about damage to archaeological sites. Who destroyed the entire Jewish section of the Old City of Jerusalem? Who has caused major damage to the ancient Harbour of Gaza? Who makes a habit of building mosques atop religious sites of other religions. Check Jerusalem, check Hebron, check Shechem, Cordoba and more. What a joke and what lies. Israel spends a great deal of money preserving its history, it wouldn’t be destroying it.”
Then to be confronted with these comments later.
By now there are probably more
My replies aren’t online yet and knowing Ma’an, if the truth is posted it rarely sees the light of day. It’s a common occurrence. Insults and rude comments are ‘apparently ‘ against their TOS, but if it’s directed against Israel or someone defending Israel it seems to be alright.
Why is there constant disbelief in what anyone who supports Israel says or what Israel herself says?
I posted that there is archaeological evidence of Jews inhabiting the area since the 7th century BCE. I asked if they had any knowledge of their Bible and the Old Testament.
1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land of Canaan; (this is the land that shall fall unto you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan with the coasts thereof:)
3 Then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coast of Edom, and your south border shall be the outmost coast of the salt sea eastward:
4 And your border shall turn from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to Zin: and the going forth thereof shall be from the south to Kadeshbarnea, and shall go on to Hazaraddar, and pass on to Azmon:
5 And the border shall fetch a compass from Azmon unto the river of Egypt, and the goings out of it shall be at the sea.
6 And as for the western border, ye shall even have the great sea for a border: this shall be your west border.
7 And this shall be your north border: from the great sea ye shall point out for you mount Hor:
8 From mount Hor ye shall point out your border unto the entrance of Hamath; and the goings forth of the border shall be to Zedad:
9 And the border shall go on to Ziphron, and the goings out of it shall be at Hazarenan: this shall be your north border.
10 And ye shall point out your east border from Hazarenan to Shepham:
11 And the coast shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and the border shall descend, and shall reach unto the side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward:
12 And the border shall go down to Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the salt sea: this shall be your land with the coasts thereof round about.
G-d promised more to Abraham.
On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying,
“To your descendants I have given this land,
From the river of Egypt as far as the great river, the river Euphrates:
And I will set thy bounds from the Red sea even unto the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert unto the river: for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand; and thou shalt drive them out before thee.
The term “Land of Israel” is a direct translation of the Hebrew phrase ארץ ישראל (Eretz Yisrael). The term “Eretz Yisrael” was a holy term, vague as far as the exact boundaries of the territories are concerned but clearly defining ownership.
The name “Israel” first appears in the Tenach – Hebrew Bible as the name given by G-d to the patriarchJacob (Genesis 32:28). Deriving from the name “Israel”, other designations that came to be associated with the Jewish people have included the “Children of Israel” or “Israelite”.
The first definition of the promised land calls it “this land”. (Genesis 15:13–21) The land is promised to Abraham’s descendants at (Genesis 17:8) while in Deuteronomy 1:8, it is promised explicitly to the Israelites. Wikipedia
The Land of Israel (Hebrew: אֶרֶץ יִשְׂרָאֵל ʼÉreṣ Yiśrāʼēl, Eretz Yisrael) is a name for the territory roughly corresponding to the area encompassed by the Southern Levant (also known in English as Land of Canaan, Palestine, the Promised Land, or simply the Holy Land).
The definition of the limits of this territory varies between biblical passages, specifically Genesis 15, Exodus 23, Numbers 34 and Ezekiel 47.
With all this evidence, how can these pro-Palestinian ‘Zionist’ haters claim we are the interlopers and destroying their history to create our own