If ya all want to go native/ancestral on me then tell me who lived here in Roman times, 2000 years ago, Jesus was a Jew in a community of Jews,?David and Solomon were Muslims??? Trouble with using the native/arguments to proof Arab claim is that it backfires. As to the thirteenth century and the Jews in Jerusalem, why do you think that was?? Magic, there was reasons. The Romans for instance threw out the Jews and changed the name of Jerusalem forbidden all Jews entry, one time, one history, more/.......try the crusaders.... and the crusaders where kinder to the Jews.....to the Arabs.... Who knows of the thriving Jewish community of Gaza in the 16th century?? If 400 years qualifies as native, well then we have a problem. And Hebron, an ancient Jewish community uninterupted all murdered by Arabs in the 1930s. How native. How ancestral. Loads of records abound - in Arabic too, and Ottoman records, British pre mandate records, even records in Algeria...so come on with the native. If 700 hundred years qualifies for this man , how more the Jews whoes prayer books and ancient scriptures are riddled with the place names and stories of this land some called Palestine by some, by others Israel. In the Bible it was Judea and Samaria long before the name Palestine was invented by Hadrian. Not that this solves anything. if does not, but if you want to use this native/ancestral who was here first argument, you will loose. Does anyone remember when Kafr Kana was established and by who? The Galilee Triangle villages? and when? How about Ramalllah, not ancient, 1500 yes, 7 families from Kerak, Jordan. The stories are known, the data all there. This argument of ancestry will just jump in your faces and do nothing but make you laugh. And serve no one any good. You cannot win by denying anothers history and past as not existing, either Arab or Jew.
Israeli teen lightly wounded from stone throwing in West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba (Haaretz)
from the article: Hamas official facing expulsion: I won't leave my ancestral home