The Enigmatic Genetic Footprint of Palestine

How it came to pass that Palestinians availing themselves of ancestry kits discover they’re ‘Italian’ or ‘Syrian Jews,’ among other things – and what Canaanites have to do with it

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Yasmin Zaher
Yasmin Zaher
Yasmin Zaher
Yasmin Zaher

The Levant is one of the longest-occupied places on Earth, having been continuously settled since ancient humans first set foot out of Africa. Over the ages, masses of people have come and gone through the lands that are today the Palestinian territories and Israel: some migrating, some on a mission to conquer, whether for strategic reasons or attracted by the mystique of the place.

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