Hassan: we are all in this together - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Shai
    • 02.03.10 | 19:51 (IST)

    Yes you are right, DNA evidence shows that Palestinians have ancient roots to the land. In fact, Palestinian roots are most probably a mix of ancient Canaanites, Islamized or Christianized Hebrews who weren't kicked out by the Romans or emigrated, and immigrants from the neighbouring Arab countries. Notice the second connection I listed. The point is that Palestinians and Jews are (also genetically) very close cousins. Both peoples love the land and are connected to the land and have a right to live there! Instead of getting caught up in our ethnocentric narratives, let's all be less hateful and angry and find a way to live there together in peace already, in whatever political format deemed to be the best compromise!

    from the article: Palestinian archeology gets int'l boost ahead of 2011 statehood plan
    First published 16:34 02.03.10 | Last updated 16:38 02.03.10
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