Politicians, diplomats, academics, journalists etc keep bandying about the phrase "occupied Palestine" sic as if there had once been a country called "Palestine." "Palestine" never existed. There is a history for the use of the name, but the truth is that there never, ever was such a country, people, tribe or anything that you can intellectually bite your teeth into and give an actual history or timeline.
It would be humorous if there weren't so many who worship this faux state. Adding to the fantasy is the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan which the British instigated/invented to block the establishment of a Jewish State in the territory the League of Nations had mandated to Great Britain for Jewish settlement and statehood.
Are we supposed to laugh or scream when Jordan's king declares:
“Jordan is Jordan and Palestine is Palestine and nothing but that, not the in the past or the future."
Instead of being a cute loveable, though misguided character like Pinocchio, the so-called Palestinians have embraced terrorism. And since they target Jews and Israel, the world doesn't care.
Back to the assignment/mandate Great Britain was given in 1920 and ratified in 1922, there was only mention of a Jewish homeland and not any other nation.
Whereas the Principal Allied Powers have also agreed that the Mandatory should be responsible for putting into effect the declaration originally made on November 2nd, 1917, by the Government of His Britannic Majesty, and adopted by the said Powers, in favour of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish peopleThe reason is very simple.
NO OTHER NATION/PEOPLE HAD A HISTORY OF SOVEREIGNTY IN THE MANDATED TERRITORY BUT THE JEWISH PEOPLE!Here we are almost a hundred years later and a newfangled anti-Jewish narrative has been invented and accepted by the world. Not only are the terrorist Arabs aka "Palestinians" accepted by the "world of nations," but they are encouraged. Silence or meaningless, toothless tsktsking is the reaction to their murdering Jews. It so reminds me of how the world reacted to the Nazi's treatment and systematic killing of German, then European Jewry soon after the British had been assigned to facilitate a Jewish homeland in the Middle East. Strangely, or not so strangely the British invented Jordan for the Arabs before doing anything for the Jews. The land given to the foreign Hashemites was at the expense of what had been mandated for a Jewish State. Yes, this all took place at the same time, the rise of the Nazis and that should not be ignored.
At no point during this time in the twentieth century was there mention of a Palestinian history or people, because it had not yet been invented. So the obvious truth is that such a "people" is total fiction and therefore we can't be occupying a country/people that had never existed. It's all a lie to delegitimize and destroy us, G-d forbid!