Letter: Fact is a casualty of wartime

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I feel the BDN’s egregious editorial headline ” Israel-Hamas battle is historic and complicated” on Nov. 8 shows a number of elementary misunderstandings of the totally trendy historical past of the Israeli/Palestinian battle.

Hamas is a corporation based in 1987 and, as its Arabic title implies, was born of resistance, in response to Israeli aggression and occupation. It didn’t exist till 30 years after the founding of the state of Israel.

The trendy state of Israel is youthful than my father. By the Byzantine Period, the Jewish inhabitants had largely been pushed out of what was then generally known as Palestina and they might not return, in any recordable numbers, till the pogroms pressured large-scale emigration from the Russian Empire, starting in 1881.