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A layman’s journey to the history of Palestine

Pakistani, Bangalees, Bangalee, Mohammed Amin al-Husseini, Arab nationalist

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A layman’s journey to the history of Palestine

To every citizen of Bangladesh, our great war of independence is a matter of pride. While we never hesitate in expressing our gratitude to those nations which had expressed support and solidarity to this war, where three million Bangalee were brutally murdered and hundreds of thousands of girls and women violated by the Pakistani occupation forces. We, the people of Bangladesh shall never forgive those Pakistanis for the 1971-genocide on the innocent Bangalees.

When 750 million brave Bangalees were fighting against the cruel Pakistani occupation forces, Mohammed Amin al-Husseini, an Arab nationalist and a great fan of Adolph Hitler and Nazi forces was busy in pursing the Muslim nations to extend support towards Pakistan and he even went further by branding Bangalee freedom fighters as “terrorists”.

We Bangalees have all the rights to condemn this nefarious terminology of Mohammed Amin al-Husseini.

Being a naïve, it was my great curiosity to know the historic background of the Palestinian people or a country named Palestine. Here is the chronology of the matter:

History of Palestinian State

  1. Before Israel, there was a British mandate, not a Palestinian state,
  1. Before the British Mandate, there was the Ottoman Empire, not a Palestinian state,
  1. Before the Ottoman Empire, there was the Islamic state of the Mamluks of Egypt, not a Palestinian state,
  1. Before the Islamic state of the Mamluks of Egypt, there was the Ayubid Arab-Kurdish Empire, not a Palestinian state,
  1. Before the Ayubid Empire, there was the Frankish and Christian Kingdom of Jerusalem, not a Palestinian state,
  1. Before the Kingdom of Jerusalem, there was the Umayyad and Fatimid empires, not a Palestinian state,
  1. Before the Umayyad and Fatimid empires, there was the Byzantine empire, not a Palestinian state,
  1. Before the Byzantine Empire, there were the Sassanids, not a Palestinian state,
  1. Before the Sassanid Empire, there was the Byzantine Empire, not a Palestinian state,
  1. Before the Byzantine Empire, there was the Roman Empire, not a Palestinian state,
  1. Before the Roman Empire, there was the Hasmonean state, not a Palestinian state,
  1. Before the Hasmonean state, there was the Seleucid, not a Palestinian state,
  1. Before the Seleucid empire, there was the empire of Alexander the Great, not a Palestinian state,
  1. Before the empire of Alexander the Great, there was the Persian empire, not a Palestinian state,
  1. Before the Persian Empire, there was the Babylonian Empire, not a Palestinian state,
  1. Before the Babylonian Empire, there were the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah, not a Palestinian state,
  1. Before the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah, there was the Kingdom of Israel, not a Palestinian state,
  1. Before the kingdom of Israel, there was the theocracy of the twelve tribes of Israel, not a Palestinian state,
  1. Before the theocracy of the twelve tribes of Israel, there was an agglomeration of independent Canaanite city-kingdoms, not a Palestinian state,
  1. Actually, in this piece of land there has been everything, except a Palestinian State.

Hopefully my readers in the Middle East – especially the Arab historians and research scholars can enlighten me with more information about the history of Palestine State, proving, it truly had existed.

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