History tells us the Palestinians, originally a semite tribe, probably deserve a state as much as the Israelite tribes do. There has always been a Palestinian people.When Israelite tribes crossed into Canaan, Canaan, also know as Palestine, was occupied by semite tribes, Amorites, Hittites and Jebusites. The words Jews and Arabs weren?t known yet.The Jebusites built Jerusalem and occupied it for 100 years after the Israelites arrived in Canaan. The New York University School of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences have discovered that Middle East Jewish men have common genetic signature with Palestinian, Syrian and Lebanese men, and not with any other non-Jews in the world. Many noted historians maintain the Jebusites are forebears of the Palestinians. If that is true, the Palestinian forebears built Jerusalem. If so, they deserve a state.
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