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Balfour Declaration: How 67 words changed the course history

Balfour Declaration: How 67 words changed the course history”

The artist commissioned a professional stone carver to inscribe a British royal crest and an apology into the separation wall itself which reads "Er SORRY".

The British government has said it will mark the anniversary "with pride" and will host at a formal dinner in London on Thursday that will be attended by Prime Minister Theresa May and her Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Secretive British street artist Banksy held an event to apologize for the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration on Wednesday outside his West Bank hotel.

A statement by Banksy said: "This conflict has brought so much suffering to people on all sides".

The Anadolu Youth Association, a Turkish NGO, is organizing protests on Thursday to mark the declaration's 100th anniversary, Mustafa said, going on to express his thanks for Turkey's longstanding support for the Palestinian national cause.

The short note, which would be forever known as the Balfour Declaration, stated the UK's support for "a national home for the Jewish people" and paved the way for the creation of Israel.

Their party hats were bullet-riddled helmets with British flags on them, while tattered Union Jacks were flown.

One hundred years ago on 2 November, 1917, then British Foreign Secretary James Balfour wrote a signed letter to Walter Rothschild, a committed British Zionist peer and aristocrat.

The Balfour Declaration was the first worldwide recognition by a world power of the right of the Jewish people to a national home in their ancestral land and formed the basis of Britain's Mandate for Palestine in 1920.

The declaration was the culmination of discussions between British Zionist leaders seeking political recognition of their goals for Jewish statehood and British politicians embroiled in the First World War.

The cleric noted that "Balfour Declaration is in fact a crime against the Palestinian nation" which resulted in the occupation of Palestine and great sufferings of Palestinian nation. "It will require coming to terms with the past, recognising mistakes, and taking concrete steps to correct those mistakes".

The children came from the nearby al-Aida refugee camp and were said to be descendants of Palestinians who were forced to flee their homes in the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.

"The British people and government, represented (here) by the Queen, should apologise to the Palestinian people".



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