(ARIJ) Commemorates the 75th anniversary of
the Palestinian ‘Nakba Day’

(ARIJ) Commemorates the 75th anniversary of<br>the Palestinian ‘Nakba Day’


Recalling the Partition Plan: UNGA Resolution 181 

On May 15 of each year, of each year and since 75 years ago; Palestinians recall the infamous United Nations Security Council vote 181 of November 29, 1947 to partition the land of Palestine. Following a strenuous pressure from the United State President: Truman; 33 out of 57 members of the UN General Assembly at the time voted on November 29, 1947 in favor of the proposed partition plan of Mandate Palestine between the Jewish population to establish a “Jewish State” and the Palestinian population to establish a Palestinian State; while Jerusalem to go under a special status called “Corpus Separatum”, which is to be administered by an international body. However, this was not the first attempt to execute the partition plan. The Palestinian rebellion between 1936 and 1939 reflected the Palestinians clinch to their land and deep rooted history in it; otherwise the “disgraceful” promise made by the British Foreign Secretary, A. Balfour, on November 2nd, 1917, to the Zionist movement to establish a Jewish state in Mandate Palestine would have been easily made it happen. After the Palestinian rebellion in 1936, the British government dispatched the Peel Commission (1937) to Mandate Palestine to look into the grounds of the Palestinians’ violence. The Peel Commission resolved that the Palestinians wanted a State of their own and they categorically refuse the idea of a “Jewish” State to theirs. Upon which, the Commission advised the partition of Mandate Palestinian into a Jewish and Palestinian States and an area to remain under the British Mandate.

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Prepared by:  
The Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem

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