"The most splendid thing our prophet Muhammed, God's peace and blessing on him, did was to evict them [the Jews] from the entire Arabian peninsula...I pledge to you that we will celebrate on the next anniversary, God willing and in this place with God's help, not only the liberation of our land but also the defeat of the Israeli conceit and arrogance so that they must once again return to the condition decreed in our holy book: 'humiliation and wretchedness were stamped upon them'...We will not renounce this." (April 25, 1972)But I'm sure if the occupation just ended, there will be peace! And this guy is a moderate no less.
We see in this quote the truth of this conflict. The Arabs hate the Jews for not being humiliated and wretched, and for living in what they perceive as Arab land. The ex post facto Israeli crimes against the Palestinians are nothing more than a convenient red herring for Arab hatred of Israel. There is only one thing that caused the initial fighting since time immemorial: Religiously commanded anti-Semitism.