New evidence: IKEA ovens were used as heating equipment in Palestinian homes during the Second Intifada
In the 1930s, the Israeli government confiscated thousands of IKEa ovens from Palestinian families in order to build a heating system.
These ovens became the basis of the Israeli military’s military occupation of the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, which lasted for almost six decades.
In 2013, an Israeli court ordered the IKEas to be returned, and in 2015, a High Court decision ordered them to be dismantled.
The demolition was part of the wider dismantling of the occupation, which included the confiscation of over 500,000 Palestinian homes.
But, unlike the other Israeli demolitions, the demolition of the Ikeas in 2016 did not involve the use of Israeli soldiers.
Instead, Israeli officials used the Iikeas as part of an elaborate, and at times dangerous, process to dismantle the homes.
The dismantling of Ikea in the 1950s was the work of a group of Israeli activists who had become members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
This group of activists had been active in the 1930’s, during the Arab-Israeli war, and had also participated in the 1948 war between Israel and the PLO.
The group’s members, who were not Arabs, became radicalised and joined the PFLP.
In the years following the PFA’s formation in the 1940s, a number of radical Palestinian groups began to form in the occupied territories.
The Popular Fronts members and supporters, who later formed the Popular Liberation Front, used the organization’s ideology to launch the Palestinian Liberation Front (PLF) and the Arab Liberation Front of Palestine-United (ALF-U).
These groups eventually became the umbrella organizations of the Palestinian resistance.
During the 1950’s, the PLF and ALF-N were active in supporting the armed struggle against the Israeli army.
These armed groups would later become the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC).
The Popular Resistance committees (PRCs) were responsible for organizing the armed resistance movement.
In 1951, after the PLN was disbanded, the PRCs established the Popular Committee for the Establishment of a Free Palestine (PCFPP), which later became the Popular Committees for the establishment of a Palestinian state.
During this time, the Palestinian community in the West Bank was subjected to an extensive campaign of violence, as the government and the military used terror tactics to enforce their occupation.
As part of this campaign, the police and the army forcibly displaced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes, displacing tens of thousands and forcing thousands to flee their homes.
Many families fled to Israel or Jordan, and many of the Palestinians who were forced to flee to Israel and Jordan had to make the treacherous journey to Jordan, as well as to Israel’s illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Israeli forces continued to violently repress the PLP, arresting thousands of Palestinian citizens, demolishing Palestinian homes, and attacking the homes of Palestinians who resisted arrest and detention.
The PLP in the 1960s and 1970s also formed the PLT, an umbrella organization that focused on social, economic, political, and religious issues, including the Palestinian national rights, the right of return, and the establishment and maintenance of a democratic and state system.
In 1970, following a PFLG-PLT unity agreement, the Popular Struggle Committees (PPRC) were formed to represent the interests of the PLG, which had been dissolved.
The PPRC also included members of Palestinian communities in the territories that had been affected by the occupation.
The PCFPP and the PCFPE were formed in 1967, and, in 1970, the PCTPP was formed to advocate for the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination.
In 1978, the PPRP and PCFP were formally merged.
The two groups, now called the Popular Palestinian Front (PFPP) and Popular Palestinian Liberation Committee (PLPLLC), are officially recognised as the sole political parties in the Palestinian territories.
In 2017, the two groups announced a reconciliation agreement with the PLLC.
In addition, the groups announced that they would establish an office in Ramallah, the capital of the West Banks, in 2018.
The unity agreement between the two parties had been signed in 1973, when the PLPLC was founded.
In order to achieve the goal of an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestine, the peace process between Israel, the Palestinians, and Arab countries must be extended beyond 1967 and be fully implemented.
This will be achieved only by reaching an agreement between Israelis and Palestinians on a comprehensive peace settlement and the creation of a state for the two peoples.