Conversely, many Palestinian refugees remain settled in Palestinian refugee campswhile others have been absorbed into Jordanian society or the Palestinian territories.
Concerning the Origin of Peoples The True Identity of the So-called Palestinians In this essay I would like to present the true origin and identity of the Arab people commonly known as "Palestinians", and the widespread myths surrounding them.
This research is intended to be completely neutral and objective, based on historic and archaeological evidences as well as other documents, including Arab sources, and quoting statements by authoritative Islamic personalities.
There are some modern myths -or more exactly, lies- that we can hear everyday through the mass-media as if they were true, of course, hiding the actual truth. It sounds like an utterly biased information! In order to make this essay better comprehensible, it will be presented in two units: I - Origin and identity of the so-called Palestinians Palestinians are the newest of all the peoples on the face of the Earth, and began to exist in a single day by a kind of supernatural phenomenon that is unique in the whole history of mankind, as it is witnessed by Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist that acknowledged the lie he was fighting for and the truth he was fighting against: The teaching of the destruction of Israel was a definite part of the curriculum, but we considered ourselves Jordanian until the Jews returned to Jerusalem.
This declaration by a true "Palestinian" should have some significance for a sincerely neutral observer.
Indeed, there is no such a thing like a Palestinian people, or a The origins and history of the palestinian refugees culture, or a Palestinian language, or a Palestinian history.
There has never been any Palestinian state, neither any Palestinian archaeological find nor coinage. The present-day "Palestinians" are an Arab people, with Arab culture, Arabic language and Arab history.
They have their own Arab states from where they came into the Land of Israel about one century ago to contrast the Jewish immigration. That is the historical truth. They were Jordanians another recent British invention, as there has never been any people known as "Jordanians"and after the Six-Day War in which Israel utterly defeated the coalition of nine Arab states and took legitimate possession of Judea and Samaria, the Arab dwellers in those regions underwent a kind of anthropological miracle and discovered that they were Palestinians - something they did not know the day before.
Therefore, the Palestinian leaders claimed two contradictory lineages from ancient peoples that inhabited in the Land of Israel: Let us consider both of them before going on with the Palestinian issue.
The Canaanites are historically acknowledged as the first inhabitants of the Land of Israel, before the Hebrews settled there.
Indeed, the correct geographic name of the Land of Israel is Canaan, not "Palestine" a Roman invention, as we will see later. They were composed by different tribes, that may be distinguished in two main groups: They did not found any unified kingdom but were organized in self-ruled cities, and were not a warlike people but rather skilful traders, seafarers and builders.
Their language was adopted from their Semitic neighbours, the Arameans, and was closely related to Hebrew not to Arabic! Phoenicians and Israelites did not need interpreters to understand each other.
They followed the same destiny of ancient Israel and fell under Assyrian rule, then Babylonian, Persian, Macedonian, Seleucian and Roman.
Throughout their history the Phoenicians intermarried with different peoples that dwelled in their land, mainly Greeks and Armenians. During the Islamic expansion they were Arabized, yet, never completely assimilated, and their present-day state is Lebanon, erroneously regarded as an "Arab" country, a label that the Lebanese people reject.
Unlike the Arab states, Lebanon has a western democratic-style official name, "Lebanese Republic", without the essential adjective "Arab" that is required in the denominations of every Arab state.
The only mention of the term Arabic in the Lebanese constitution refers to the official language of the state, which does not mean that the Lebanese people are Arabs in the same way as the official language of the United States is English but this does not qualify the Americans as British. The so-called Palestinians are not Lebanese although some of them came from Syrian-occupied Lebanontherefore they are not Phoenicians Northern Canaanites.
Actually, in Lebanon they are "refugees" and are not identified with the local people. They were composed by various tribes of different stocks: They never constituted an unified, organized state but kept within the tribal alliance system.
Nevertheless, eleven of the twelve sons of Yakov married Canaanite women the other son married an Egyptianand since then, the Tribes of Israel began to mix with the local inhabitants. After the Exodus, when the Israelites conquered the Land, there were some wars between them and the Canaanites throughout the period of the Sofetim Judgesand were definitively subdued by King David.
By that time, most Canaanites were married to Israelites, others voluntarily accepted Torah becoming Israelites, others joined up in the Israelite or Judahite army. When the Assyrians overran the Kingdom of Israel, they did not leave any Canaanite aside, as they had all become Israelites by that time.
The same happened when the Babylonians overthrew the Kingdom of Judah.
Therefore, the only people that can trace back a lineage to the ancient Canaanites are the Jews, not the Palestinians, as Canaanites did not exist any longer after the 8th century b.
Why do they not speak the language of the ancient Canaanites, that was Hebrew?The Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict The Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
As in Ireland, India and Cyprus, British colonial "divide and rule" tactics culminated in November in the partition of Palestine into two newly independent states — one Palestinian Arab and one Jewish. Historical Timeline: Present History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Jordan and the Jordan-controlled West Bank and East Jerusalem.
In , the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) was created to oversee the economic integration of the refugees into these Arab countries. Palestinian People. The History of the Region. If Arab countries would assimilate and care for the "Palestinian" refugees, as Israel did for their Jewish refugees, there would be no refugee problem.
Instead they use the refugees as political pawns in their struggle against Israel. No Arab country that wants "Palestinian Arabs" in their. profound weaknesses in Palestinian negotiating performance from Oslo onwards”.6 Since the early s, the United States of America and the European Union, in particular, have been advocating a realpolitik approach to the Palestinian refugee issue and have been pushing the Israeli and the Palestinian leadership to reach “hard compromises”.
The Origin of the Palestine-Israel Conflict. By Jews for Justice in the Middle East Published in Berkeley, CA, Jews for Justice has made this excellent resource available to people around the world. Other articles where History of Palestine is discussed: Palestine: History: The Paleolithic Period (Old Stone Age) in Palestine was first fully examined by the British archaeologist Dorothy Garrod in her excavations of caves on the slopes of Mount Carmel in – The finds showed that at that.