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I suggest not calling palestinian Arabs "Palestinians"

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Submitted by Ephraim Lior (United States), Sep 8, 2014 at 17:27

Six bulleted questionable terms regretfully do not include, perhaps, the most harmful Arab's lexicographical weapon, the term "Palestinians". Originally attributed to all residents of Palestine regardless of ethnicity, it was smartly usurped by Arabs, thus allowing for sort of logical implication that Palestine is the land of Palestinian people, stolen by Jews.
Ask a pro-Palestinian activists and even an impartial young person "Who is the rightful owner of Palestine?", and you will be be most certainly given a "logical" answer - Palestinians.

I strongly suggest not using the word Palestinians in connection with palestinian Arabs, regardless how deeply and widely this incorrect term was inscribed into political existence.

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