not a legitimate claim to govern. They were never a national people until the Islamic world realized that they would have to fabricate a national claim, cut from a sow's ear, in order to ward off the Jews who do have a historic and national claim. Jews were their for thousands of years before Pals, were occupied and then disbursed throughout the world, though at all times there were at least a small population of Jews in the region. Why should Arabs get the benefit of their violent, military conquest, especially given how much of the world they have imperilized under threat of death, a threat that was followed through for ions.
from the article: Abbas: Olmert offered PA land equaling 100% of West Bank