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A Simple Clarification.

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in response to reader comment: Your simple analogy as also been very helpful …

Submitted by Reynald de Chatillon (United States), Sep 14, 2018 at 01:33

I was referring to the Jews as the owners of the house and the Muslim Palestinians as akin to squatters. The Christian Palestinians have been there much longer, probably descendants of the many Greek colonists which were scattered across ancient Galilee, Samaria and also across the Jordan, where they were known as Decapolis. The Muslim Palestinians are largely descended from Bedouin tribes which have been slowly infiltrating into the settled areas of the Levant, a process which gathered momentum after the destruction of the last crusader state in 1291.

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