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    • jj
    • 09.03.10 | 03:02 (IST)

    Where to begin.... First, yes there was significant territory originally conquered by the hebrews. There was also significant territory in that era which was as yet unsettled. The jews were the first of the peoples you mentioned to create an actual civilization there by definition. Next, of the peoples you mentioned, the only ones who have inhabited the area continuously both in large numbers and at times in small numbers are the jews The jews are also the only civilization which originally bore claim to the land which remain to this day. While arab palestinians have tried to establish links, there has been no evidence to link them to any of the ancient peoples you mention. Neither genetic studies nnor anthropological or historical studies suppport such a claim In fact, they came along much much later by virtue of their own arab lineages and did conquer, centuries after the jews had settled that land and lived their for centuries. Lastly, if your principle of conquest is true

    from the article: MESS Report / Israel threatens PA: 'fight violence or we will'
    First published 02:29 08.03.10 | Last updated 16:13 08.03.10
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