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Why was the United Nations Resolution 242 not acceptable to both Israelis and Palestinians in 1967 and the years after?

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Why was the United Nations Resolution 242 not acceptable to both Israelis and Palestinians in 1967 and the years after? The United Nations passed resolution 242 in 1967. This has been the basis for all succeeding attempts at resolving the issues. The resolution called for the withdrawal of Israel from the occupied territories; all Middle East states to live in peace within secure and registered boundaries and a just settlement for the refugee problem. The resolution basically stated that Israel should have the right to exist and that it should be known. This resolution was agreed by all of the Arab states including Egypt and Jordan, but however the Israelis and the Palestinians did not. The Israelis wouldn't want to leave these occupied territories at all, as they wanted all of this land to them selves. The main reason that they wanted the land was for safety purposes, when they had the land they felt more in control of the Palestinians and were on a higher ground to look over them, and feel at ease from possible attack. ...read more.


Finally they still hold the feeling that the land that is being taken away from them is rightfully theirs, they think that it is god that led them to it, and that god meant for it to be theirs. Religion was important to them and if they believed that they could own this land thanks to religion then they would happily accept. Because they were not willing to accept these terms, and they still want to keep all the land to them selves it is likely to make peace harder to come by as the Israelis are loosing land which is vital to them for safety, and if safety can not be insured they are likely to continue to use destructive terrorist plans which will lead to more hatred between the sides and so more killing and upset. The Palestinians were also desperate not to accept the resolution, recognising the state of Israel would be like admitting defeat for them which would make them seem cowardly and ...read more.


The Israelis and the Palestinians not agreeing to this resolution is sure to make peace harder to come by as there is likely to be an increase in terrorist activity from both sides as they get more and more angry with the other side taking their land and not sharing the land of recourses, safety and settlers. For example in some circumstances, many young Palestinians began to organise them selves into groups, Yassar Arafat formed an organisation called FATAH in the 1950's, and many other groups were created, one took part in a major terrorist attack in kidnapping the Israeli Olympic team and killing them. Its things like this which will wind the other side up more and more, and instead of fighting for the land because they think its rightfully theirs they will be doing it out of spite, and just because they don't want the other side to have it. The fact that nobody accepts the resolution creates more tension, thus leading to more killing and making peace harder to come by in the future. ...read more.

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