What makes a person a Palestinian?

What makes a person a Palestinian?

A Palestinian can mean a person who is born in the geographical area known prior to 1948 as Palestine, or a former citizen of the Mandatory Palestine, or an institution related to either of these.

What is the religious makeup of Palestine?

86% of the population is Arab (predominantly Sunni), c. 13% is Jewish, other

How big is the Palestinian army?

Palestine Liberation Army
Group(s)Popular Liberation Forces 329 Commando Battalion (Egypt) Battalion 411 (Syria) Battalion 421 (Iraq)
IdeologyPalestinian nationalism Anti-Zionism
Size6,000 (2017)
AlliesAs-Sa'iqa PFLP-GC Fatah al-Intifada Liwa al-Quds Syrian Army Hezbollah

Does Palestine have police?

The Palestinian Civil Police Force (Arabic: الشرطة المدنية الفلسطينية‎, al-Shurtah al-Madaniyah al-Filistiniyah) is the Civil Police organization tasked with traditional law enforcement duties in the autonomous territory governed by the Palestinian National Authority.

Who funds the Hamas?

Hamas is a militant and political organization currently in power in the Gaza Strip. According to Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority, "Hamas is funded by Iran.

Does Hamas have an army?

'Battalions of martyr Izz ad-Din al-Qassam'; named after Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, often shortened to Al-Qassam Brigades, EQB) is the military wing of the Palestinian Hamas organization. ... Yahya Sinwar, Hamas political leader in the Gaza Strip since February 2017, is a military leader in the Brigades in Gaza.

Who is Hamas leader?

Khaled Mashal
Khaled Mashal خالد مشعل
Political partyHamas
ResidenceSilwad, West Bank (1956-1967) Damascus, Syria (2001-2012) Doha, Qatar (2012-present)
Alma materKuwait University

How did Hamas start?

1987 – The founding of Hamas In 1987, several Palestinians were killed in a traffic accident involving an Israeli driver, and the events that followed–a Palestinian uprising against Israel's West Bank and Gaza occupation–led Yassin and six other Palestinians to found Hamas as an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.

Where is Hamas?

HAMAS' strength is concentrated in the Gaza Strip and areas of the West Bank. HAMAS has a military wing known as the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades that has conducted many anti-Israel attacks in both Israel and the Palestinian territories since the 1990s.

Is Israel bombing Gaza?

Israel frequently clashes with Hamas and other groups in Gaza, and the two last agreed to a cease-fire in September./span>