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The Israeli amateur researcher Tsvi Misinai asserts that nearly 90% of all Palestinians living within Israel and the occupied territories (including the Israeli Arabs and Negev Bedouin) are descended from the Jewish peasantry that remained on the land after the others mostly (city dwellers) left or were exiled.
Meanwhile, much of the local Palestinian population in Nablus is believed to be descended from Samaritans (an Israelite sect) converted to Islam.Even today, certain Nabulsi surnames including Muslimani, Yaish, and Shakshir among others, are associated with a Samaritan origin.
Indeed, David Ben-Gurion and Yitzhak Ben Zvi, later becoming Israel's first and second Prime Minister respectively, wrote in 1918 that Palestinian peasants and their mode of life were living historical testimonies to Israelite practices in the biblical period.
Ben Gurion further stating: "The greater majority and main structures of the Muslim Falahin in Western Erez Israel [modern Israel, West Bank, and Gaza Strip] present to us one racial strand and a whole ethnic unit, and there is no doubt that much Jewish blood flows in their veins -- the blood of those Jewish farmers, "lay persons," who chose in the travesty of times to abandon their faith in order to remain on their land.
Tsvi Misinai claims that the majority of the Palestinian people — including those with Israeli citizenship or residency, known variously as Arab citizens of Israel, Arab Israelis, Israeli Arabs, including the Bedouin Arabs of Israel — are descendants of the ancient Hebrews, as most of the world's Jewish ethnic divisions are. Furthermore, he claims that at least half of them are quietly aware of this fact.
A study in October 2000 showed the majority of Palestinians tested were found to have DNA of that of Jews.
The conclusion of the DNA results is as follows:According to historical records part, or perhaps the majority, of the Moslem Arabs in this country descended from local inhabitants, mainly Christians and Jews, who had converted after the Islamic conquest in the seventh century AD (Shaban 1971; Mc Graw Donner 1981).
These local inhabitants, in turn, were descendants of the core population that had lived in the area for several centuries, some even since prehistorical times (Gil 1992).
On the other hand, the ancestors of the great majority of present-day Jews lived outside this region for almost two millennia.
Thus, our findings are in good agreement with historical evidence and suggest genetic continuity in both populations despite their long separation and the wide geographic dispersal of Jews.
Originally posted by octotom
reply to post by resonance
It makes sense that the Palestinians cause a ruckus over this land. After all, the Palestinians are descendants of Edom; and the Edomites always were at odds with the Israelites. This struggle over the land is just one way that it is being manifested in modern times. Edom has been a thorn in his brother's side and it will be that way until Messiah comes.
Originally posted by Witness2008
The west also sells and gives Israel their weaponry. I think Israel is big enough to stand on her own two feet.
Originally posted by hoghead cheese
The International community gave that area to the jewish people after the war even though their where Palestinians and other people living there.
Originally posted by shrike071
Originally posted by resonance
so here is my question..the so called "Palestinians" want Israel's land..
The land that the Palestinians want is the land that was rightfully theirs as set forth in Resolution 181 by the U.N. in 1947. Ever since then, Israel has been invading and stealing land that they have no legal right to.
Check out this map for a visual explanation
Originally posted by bettermakings
Reply to a couple people:
Also, I'm not being racist calling Palestine a crap-hole, and no one liking Palestinians. I've spoken to people from the Middle-East, and they say that even Jordanians, their fellow-Sunni-neighbors, don't like Palestinians. I'm making a point that Muslims support Palestine NOT because they actually care about Palestinians, but because they all hate the Jews together.
"Palestinians and Jordanians don't even like each other, akin to Chinese Japanese tensions because Jordanians have always tried to kowtow to isreal to avoid war in Jordan. The Palestinians see them as cowards for this and the Jordanians see Palestinians as troublemakers."
Could you say nobody likes the Japanese just because the Chinese don't like them? Or no one likes Puerto Ricans cause Mexicans don't?
It's third world because the Palestinians have no money. With all the Palestinian engineers and computer scientists, not to mention entreprenuers, i'd think given enough funds they'd have a new silicon valley within ten years given the chance. There are more Palestinian college graduates per capita than American college graduates. That was a rascist remark you made.