Palestinian Arabs were most definitely not in Palestine for 2000 years. The earliest evidence of Muslim existence in greater Palestine dates to about 700 AD. That's over 1500 years after the Jews were already in their ancestral homeland. The Palestinian Arabs also like to indoctrinate the myth that they are direct descendants of the Canaanites (archaeological evidence suggests they were a predominant Hebrew clan in Palestine before the 12 Jewish tribes entered from Egypt and conquered it.) They have not, however, provided one bit of evidence to support that ludicrous claim. In fact, neither UN Security Council resolutions 242 or 338 (the ones Palestinian Arabs and their supporters often quote to legitimize their claim to the land) recognize their existence or sovereignty over the so-called disputed territories. As for Hamas gloating about Israel not being able to wipe it out, I beg to differ. Israel, if it really wants to, can end this whole "Palestinian" identity nonsense in less than a day and I think the Arabs know this very well.
Islamic State destroys part of Syria's Temple of Bel, monitoring group says (Reuters)
from the article: Hamas leader: You can't get rid of us