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    • pasquale
    • 12.01.13 | 02:36 (IST)

    Palestinians hardly qualify as "indigenous" people. Palestinians are very recent squatters and settlers. The Jews and other extinct peoples and tribes could be classified as indigenous but not recent Arab immigrants from Jordan and Arabia. They were simply the last group on that bus. This does NOT necessarily mean it belongs to them. The Ottoman turks and British occupiers were there before or around the same time as the Palestinian Arabs who flooded in to fill the vacuum left by the previous conflicts. Even American and Canadian "aboriginals" or indigenous peoples were originally migrant peoples from the Altai region of Russia and Mongolia. So why do we assume they are the "rightful" owners of the land. Is it because they were there a longer time ? using that logic then Palestine is more rightfully belonging to the Hibiru tribe and even the Egyptians. ( note: Egypt is now occupied by Egyptian Arabs, the original egyptian race does not exist anymore)

    from the article: Palestinians erect tent city in E-1 to protest settlement construction
    First published 13:30 11.01.13 | Last updated 13:30 11.01.13
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