#43 Ben Jabo. Who tells others to read history. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ron
    • 07.12.09 | 06:49 (IST)

    So you prefer to change the subject. I would too. The Philistines came from Crete and had nothing to do with the origin of Palestinians. When Joshua led the 12 tribes of the Israelites across the river Jordan into Canaan, also known at that time as Palestine, the land was occupied by semite tribes, Hittites, Amorites and Jebusites. The Jebusites had built Jerusalem, and occupied it for 100 years after the Israelites entered Canaan.They weren't called Arabs then, and the Israelites weren't called Jews. Those names weren't known yet. There are many notable historians and scholars who maintain the Jebusites are the forebears of the Palestinians. According to the New York University School of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences, Middle East Jewish men and Palestinian, Lebanese and Syrian men have the same genetic signature, different from any other non-Jews in the world. Some of those same tribes, and the Canaanites also occupied Judea and Samaria.

    from the article: Rights group: 69 cases of Palestinian olive trees destroyed, but no prosecutions
    First published 02:28 25.11.09 | Last updated 09:32 25.11.09
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