Palestinian history is ancient.
Very ancient indeed.
But its exact age varies depending on whichever one of the 100 or so “Palestinian” leaders you choose to believe (at last count there were at least three separate “Palestines” – centred around Gaza City, Ramallah and Amman respectively and each ruled by a different despot).
These various “Palestines” are using at least 1 billion US dollars a year of YOUR tax revenues to hijack a fourth “Palestine” aka the Jewish state of Israel, which is centred around Jerusalem.
Now, depending on whether you choose to believe such people of renowned integrity as Holcaust denier and anti-Semite Mahmud Abbas, or terrorist and anti-Semite Ismail Haniyeh, or “feminist” and anti-Semite Hanan Ashrawi, or whomever, “Palestinian” history in the land of Israel dates back at least 6000 years.
Or 5000 years.
But at least certainly 3500 years.
Whichever way you look at it, the “Palestinians” were certainly around before Abraham. And he spoke Arabic with a distinct “Palestinain” accent. No, really…
However, most of the above pales into insignificance when set against the perfectly reasonable claims of Mr Saeb Erakat – you know, the lauded “Palestinian Chief Peace Negotiator” – who says that Palestinian history in the land of Israel dates back 10,000 years, and that the centre of this “Palestinian” civilisation was Jericho.
The “Palestinians”, it should be noted, are Arabs. Identical to the Arabs of all the Arab states surrounding Israel.
There is a reason for this interesting fact: it’s because these Arabs immigrated to Israel, as well as to the Jewish provinces of Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip, over the centuries. The Arabs are not indigenous to the region – as their name indicates they come from Arabia. Which is on a totally different continent.
Now hold this thought, because the link between name and geographic location will become increasingly clear as you read on.
There’s absolutely no harm in the movement of people, of course. The history of the world – including the history of the world as it is unfolding at this very minute – is a history of the migration of people. Often migration that is voluntary, but unfortunately often mass-movement necessitated by wars and natural disasters.
Yet the Arabs who left the land of their own heritage – Arabia – and migrated into the land of Israel (remember they are called “Arabs” for a reason, the reason being that they swept in from the sands of Arabia with their swords held high and the word of Allah flying from their lips) are the very people who deny the right of other people to stay in the land of their heritage. Let alone the right of other transitory or migratory peoples who have moved over the years.
Not for nothing are some of the more common “Palestinian” names al-Masri (literally “the Egyptian”), al-Sudani (the Sudanese), al-Djazair (the Algerian), al-Mughrabi (the Moroccan), al-Yamani (the Yemenite), even al-Afghani (guess where they hail from).
Of course, according to the Palestinian Brain Trust none of this matters.
Because the “Palestinians” receive UN funds to the tune of 1 billion dollars a year via UNRWA alone to peddle something called a “Palestinian narrative”.
And this narrative shows that the “Palestinians” have a history that is 10,000 years old. Or 6000. Or 5000. Or 3500. But definitely older than the history of the Jews.
On the other hand, these are the same “Palestinian” leaders who claim that the Jewish state has developed traffic lights that single out Arab drivers and automatically switch to red for them (and only them). And of course there are those pesky Zionist rats that have been carefully trained to infest only Arab homes in Jerusalem, leaving Jewish homes alone. Then there’s the chewing gum that owing to advanced Zionist DNA technology is able to single out and corrupt young Arab girls and make them promiscuous before marriage, without having any effect on equally young Jewish girls.
So all in all, you may want to take the claims of the countless “Palestinian” leaders with a sack or two of salt.
Provided, of course, the salt doesn’t come from the “Palestinian” Dead Sea – which was Palestinian long before the first Palestinian dinosaurs roamed the Earth.