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Israel – Palestine Conflict Could Lead Us To WW3

The Israel-Palestine conflict is a longstanding dispute over land and resources, and has recently escalated due to more and more territorial disputes. The conflict involves neighboring states and major world powers, raising the risk of a third world war if it continues to escalate.

A big protest in Palestine from the recent fighting. Protesting for the peace and safety of the people.

The conflict began in the late 19th century when Jewish immigrants invaded Palestinians after Israel’s founding in 1948. The conflict is a long-running argument over land and sovereignty in the Middle East, involving Israelis and Palestinians over control of Israel. The states face challenges to a peaceful solution, including the rights to exist independently from each other.

Ellie Jones, who’s parents are both in the military, is worried that something could happen in the future.

Riots in Israel because of the conflicts. Palestinians wanting their freedom from the state.

“My parents are both military, my mom is navy and my dad is in the air force so it’s kind of nerve racking hearing about stuff like this. I don’t want anything to happen because that would be really hard on my family,” Jones said, “my parents told me they don’t think anything will happen really soon but you can’t be sure about anything. I think we’ll be okay for at least a little bit but I’m also worried that it’ll get really bad soon and my parents will have to go away.”

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is at risk of escalating into a global war due to miscalculated military aggression, mass casualties, and diplomatic failures. Global cooperation and diplomacy are crucial in preventing escalating conflicts. We need to focus on maintaining peace and conflict resolution through dialogue and negotiation between all involved parties.

A retired U.S. veteran said, “I think that they (Israel and Palestine) need to figure themselves out and not drag everyone else into their stupid fight. I don’t want us to start fighting again. I’ve seen how bad it can get and it’s not for anyone. I was active when they started this and I would like it to end while I’m still here, because we’ll all be damned if it doesn’t.”

Long-term conflicts could further destabilize the Middle East. The presence of nuclear weapons, particularly in Israel, adds more danger to the fighting. Lasting fighting could cause alliances to form around the world and pull more and more people into the fighting, which would be a catastrophic event.

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Araia Worthington, Staff Writer
Born and raised in Temecula, California, Araia has attended Santa Rosa Academy since she first started school in Kindergarten. Araia has played a multitude of sports including soccer, volleyball, and baseball, she is currently on the soccer and volleyball teams. Araia’s career in journalism stems not only from her activeness and great work ethic, but also a love for reading that started when she was quite young, allowing her to take the stories of many people, and compose it into one news story.  Araia has ambitious goals and a great way of managing her workload, being in leadership for two years and taking the honors courses “Biomedical Science” and Physics. Araia plans to graduate from San Diego State as she pursues her masters degree in nursing.  
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