Not quite sure where Haaretz does it research but the people being referred to are either Jordanians or British. Jordan held control over the area between 1948 and 1967. Prior to that it was held by the British. If you want to go back 2000 years it was held by the Israelis, at least until the Romans occupied Israel and took control. But, as far as any history book will tell you, there have never been "palestinians" there, unless you are of course referring to the Philistine-descendants of greek fisherman who once inhabited a small area near Gaza during the time of the Israeli monarchy over 2500 years ago.
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