There Aren't 11 Million Palestinians - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dan
    • 18.12.11 | 18:33 (IST)

    You seem to have gotten your figures from unreliable Palestinian sources. There can't possibly be 11 million Palestinians today, since there were only 1.3 million Palestinian Arabs in 1948. That is another false Palestinian claim. You're also distorting what Gingrich said. He didn't say there were no Arabs who call themselves Palestinian, but that a Palestinian people as such is a recent phenomenon and that there never was a Palestinian state historically. They didn't assert a separate national identity from other Arabs until the 1970s, when it was tactically advisable to do so. He's right about that and you're wrong!

    from the article: Palestinian textbook debate reaches U.S. Republican campaign
    First published 08:30 18.12.11 | Last updated 08:30 18.12.11
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