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Reader comment on item: Not Stealing Palestine but Purchasing Israel

Submitted by Reynald de Chatillon (United States), Aug 7, 2018 at 02:04

I happen to agree with you on both points regarding the Aryan invasion of India and the tenuous links Modern Greeks have with the Ancient Hellenes. Both these subjects are contentious issues, especially in the countries concerned.

As for the Palestinian claim to be descendants of the Ancient Jebusites? Total fantasy. I was always of the opinion that the Christian Palestinians were predominately the descendants of the Byzantine Christian population that inhabited the Holy Land prior to the Islamic conquests in the 7th century. As for the Muslim Palestinians, I always believed that they were descendants of numerous Bedouin tribes that gradually infiltrated into the area since the demise of the Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1291. Is this a correct assumption?


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Daniel Pipes replies:

Yes. And note this important article: https://www.meforum.org/articles/2007/palestinians,-jebusites,-and-evangelicals

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