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Is There a Palestinian People

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Submitted by emil shehadeh (United Kingdom), Jan 11, 2017 at 11:55

1. I think there is a difference between Muslims and Arabs.
2. I am an Israeli citizen and I believe there is a people with a distinct language, dialect, culture and history, food, music etc who are Palestinian. This is not the same as having had an independent state. Nor is the lack of a state sound evidence of the lack of nationhood. Nations can exist without independence.

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