“No group of people in the history of mankind have suffered more than the Palestinians.”These were the words spoken by former U.S Attorney General Ramsey Clark. Unfortunately,most Americans are not aware of these “sufferings” to which Clark is alluding to. He is talkingabout the mistreatment of the Palestinians by the Israeli occupying forces that invaded Palestinein 1948.The conflict between these two people is rooted deep in religious and cultural beliefs.(Sacco 1-10) I personally believe that Palestine is being punished for crimes they didn’t commitand unfairly treated by Israel. Through this unfair treatment because of religion, the Israelis have placed many Palestinians through physical, social and emotional distress.In order to understand the current conflict, we need to look at the history of the regionwhere the two countries coexist. The religious, cultural, and historical aspects of the region arethe main factors to accommodate for the current brutality between the two states. The main causeof the current conflict begins after World War II; where the Jews began thinking of developing ahomeland for their people. They decided on Palestine, a country in which Jews inhabited roughly3000 years ago, but have been inhabited since by Arab Muslims. This land, the Jews believed,was given to them by God, and, therefore, they felt they could do anything necessary to attain itand keep control of it. Palestinians, on the other hand, believe they have strong ties to the land aswell. Generations of families have lived there, and some of the Holiest shrines for all PalestinianMuslims, Jews and Christians are located there. The religious factors are the main reasons boththe Muslims and Jews believe they have the ultimate right to the land and struggle to coexist.(Ojeda 3)We need to understand the value of the religious aspect from both sides to trulyunderstand why they fight so hard to keep their pride. The religious rights for this holy city weregiven to by themselves with shrines from the past as evidence that they rightfully claim the land.