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Arabs in Falasteen

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in response to reader comment: More on Arab immigrants, So called "Palestinians". When they started to flood Palestine as Jews changed and cultivated the vacant land

Submitted by SaEFan (United States), Aug 13, 2016 at 13:26

A very interesting compendium. It should be improved by statistics, even estimated, of the number of immigrants, from where and when came. Right now we only have from where.

A second question is : how come "Palestinian" Arabic is spoken uniformly by all Arabs of Eretz Israel other than among the Druze and perhaps a few more in the very northernmost areas of Israel? I mean, if the villages and other settlements created by the Muslim immigrants since the 1830's were from different ethnic locations, then the Arabic of these settlements should reflect the language of origin. Yet today they seem to be speaking the same Arabic idiom. How come? Or is my basic information wrong?

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