Palestinians are descendants of the ancient Israelites, or so their genetic makeup indicates. Google: y-chromosome jew palestinian You will find that their is a tremendous amount of genetic research related to the origins and ethnic relationships of the Jewish people and of the Palestinians. The results of these studies indicate conclusively that the Palestinains and Jewish diaspora come from the same, the exact same, ethnic group separated 2000 years ago. In other words, the Palestinains are descendants of the ancient Israelites and the Jewish sect of Christianity; others are no doubt descendants of Israelites and Jews who returned subsequent to the Diaspora, and somewhere along the way converted to Islam or Christianity. Ignorance does not appear to be bliss, merely tragic. Of course, many Palestinians remain Jews to this day.
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from the article: IDF troops conduct takeover drills in Palestinian village