Palestine: Why only a One State Solution will work
London, UK, June 7 2007 – At mosques across the UK tomorrow [June 8th] and at events over the weekend, Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, the Islamic political party, will distribute over fifty thousand copies of a new leaflet entitled "Palestine – Why only a One State Solution will work".
On the 40th anniversary of the Six-Day war of 1967 and after decades of
wars, bloodshed and failed ‘peace' agreements, some in the West believe
that a two state solution, to pre-1967 borders is the answer. Though
this sounds reasonable, it will only further exacerbate the conflict.
Only through a return to the unitary Islamic state – that existed for
centuries – can both justice and security be regained for all in the
Elaborating on this, the leaflet explains that for Palestinians, "Israel
is nothing more than an external imposition, characterised by brutal
governance, stolen homes and ethnic cleansing. A two state solution
would further separate Jews, Muslims and Christians, entrench division
between communities and families and allow Israel to keep occupied land
from 1948 thus rewarding aggression and the ethnic cleansing that
In the leaflet Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain reminds everyone that "Jews,
Muslims and Christians lived largely in security under an Islamic
government for much of the last fourteen centuries in Palestine, in
Islamic Spain and under the Ottoman Caliphate. Unlike Israel's
neo-apartheid system, an Islamic state is a government built upon a
concept of citizenship regardless of ethnicity, gender or creed.
Hundreds of millions today, including many Jews, oppose the status quo
and the flawed two state model. With demographic trends going against
Israel and the region increasingly embracing its Islamic identity, the
one state solution of the Islamic Caliphate is now the only viable
option for delivering security for all the Jews, Christians and Muslims
of the region."
Notes to Editors:
The full text of the leaflet can be viewed here