In recent days, Israeli military forces launched an attack on peaceful Palestinian protesters, killing 17 and leaving hundreds more injured. They were commemorating the anniversary of their expelled from Israel territory and claiming their right of return. This is the most recent violent attack on Palestinians by Israeli forces since 2014. A report by Al Jazeera provided most of the information used in this article. It seems like this conflict and its brutality is never going to find a peaceful way to resolve the differences between the parts involved in it.

The rest of the world just can watch and horrified themselves with the incapability of the international entities as the United Nations to stop the murdering of millions of Palestinians whose only sin is trying to return to the land that once was their home.

Although this war has left a scar in the history of humankind, a lot of people ignore the reasons and the interests behind it. Understanding the conflict means to take a look of the history book and review the facts that occurred in the 20th century when the Civil War for the Holy Land took place, exactly after the mess caused by the second world war.

In this article, you will find a little information to start to comprehend one of the bloodiest battles in the Middle East.

Civil war and the catastrophe

After the victory of the allies and the finish of the second world war in 1945, other conflicts started to appear. For example, the tension between Israel and the Arab states for the control of the Palestine territory, which finally triggered a civil war in 1947; this war ended with a new territorial distribution in the middle east and with the catastrophe that is an expression used by the Palestinian Arabs who refer to the date when they were expelled from their home by Israel.

Palestinian right of return or the sacred right

After the events that concluded with the Israel declaration of independence and the catastrophe, the UN emitted a resolution that established that "refugees wishing to return to their homes and live at peace with their neighbours should be permitted to do so at the earliest practicable date, and that compensation should be paid for the property of those choosing not to return and for loss of or damage to property which, under principles of international law or equity, should be made good by the Governments or authorities responsible." Until today this right has been negated and that is the main reason for the discontent of the Palestine people and their continuous protests against Israel government.