You are walking History backwards, and distracting from the main point, and even condoning mindless violence and slaughter of innocent Jews.
Population transfer, in the early 20th century, was an acceptable concept, the model being the massive population transfer of ethnic Greeks from Anatolian Turkey, and in lesser transfer of ethnic Turks.
It happened, and that transfer was considered acceptable at the time.
Population Transfer: Late 19th Century – British Mandate Palestine
Benny Morris, PhD, Professor of History at Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba, Israel, in his 2001 book Righteous Victims, wrote:
“For many Zionists, beginning with Herzl, the only realistic solution lay in transfer…Following the outbreak of 1936 [Arab Revolt], no mainstream leader was able to conceive of future coexistence and peace without a clear physical separation between the two peoples–achievable only by way of transfer and expulsion…
Moreover, transfer was seen as a highly moral solution. The Zionist leaders felt that the Jews’ need for a country with empty spaces able to absorb future immigrants morally outweighed the rights of the indigenous Arabs–who were no different than their brothers across the Jordan or Litani [Rivers] and could relocate there with relative ease if the transfer was well compensated and well organized…separation was preferable to an intermingling, which could only end in a bloodbath.
Transfer would best be accomplished ‘voluntarily.’ But Palestine’s Arabs did not wish to evacuate the land of their ancestors, and they made this very clear. Moreover, neither the Ottoman Turks nor the British were of a mind to clear out the local population to make room for the Jews. The matter raised ethical questions that troubled the Yishuv [Jewish community of British Mandate Palestine] from within and inspired opposition to Zionism from without. Yet transfer, however problematic or cruel, offered a way out of the demographic dilemma, and it was sporadically given an airing.”
BTW, your Herzl quote is spurious.
Herzl was talking about paying off landless South American
pesants to leave an imaginary Jewish State in Uruguay. Had you not truncated Herzl’s quote, we would read that any holdover Uruguayan landowners living in the South American ‘Jewish State’, would be left alone and not dispossessed.
Let’s also keep in mind that the musing of the early Zionists were made in letters written to one another or in speeches they made to each other in Yiddish.
The local Arabs, fellahin or effendi, would not have been aware of these letter or speeches,. The local Arabs who slaughtered innocent, defenseless Jews were spurred to violence by the wealthy Arab elite or by religious fanatics from among their community.
In a Parliamentary Debate on Palestine, Colonel Josiah Wedgwood said:
“No doubt since the Armistice, or perhaps before it, the military atmosphere there was anti-Jew and pro-Arab. They moved in the society of the effendis, the ex-Turkish officials owning large acres; the old lords of the country. They liked them. They got on with them. They listened to their views, and when the Noble Lord and the right hon. Gentleman get up in this House and tell us what are the views of the Arabs about the Jews, how bitterly hostile they are, they are voicing the views of the Arab effendis, the old officials of the Turkish Government. These people hate the Jews, and for a perfectly good and sufficient reason. The Jews go in from Rumania, Russia, Poland, and go in not only as Jews but as outposts of Labour ideals, of Western ideas of civilisation, they plant themselves down in Palestine. The first thing the Jew does is to start a trade union. The next thing he does is to try and get the uneducated and unskilled Arabs to join him in raising wages. There is nothing on earth that any governing class hate more than the ignorant, stupid, slavish proletariat getting ideas as to what wages it ought to get. These wretched Jews, these Bolshevik Jews, start telling the Arabs they ought to get more wages when they are working on Government contracts. Hitherto the effendis have had the time of their lives, getting the Arabs to work for them and swindling them of their pay. This sort of thing has gone on in these Eastern countries for countless centuries. Now that the westernised Jews go into the country and teach that this is not what the working classes ought to put up with the effendis do not like it.”