Until the nation of Israel was established in 1948, "Palestinian" was a word that was used referring to those who lived in the region of Palestine. A Palestinian is simply a person living in the land called Palestine, which God gave to Abraham, and which was originally the land of Israel. Palestinian is a term that refers to non-Jewish people made up of both Christian and Moslems that have lived in the land of Israel for decades.
First, there has never been a Palestinian nation. There has never been any entity or nation called Palestine. The Arabs try to deceive others into believing there was, and attempt to change history, but the facts still remain and say there has never been a Palestinian nation. This is a hoax that has been perpetrated on the world by the Arabs to eliminate Israel.
The Jews revolted against the Romans in 135 A.D. and were defeated. The Romans then changed the name of Judea to Philistia (Palestine) in an attempt to disconnect the land from the name of the Israelites. For approximately 2000 years this land of Israel has been ruled by many various invaders while the Israelites were scattered throughout the world. However, a remnant of Jews has been in the land of Israel for over 3,700 years. See a brief History of Israel.
Some Arabs in Palestine claim to be descended from the Philistines and therefore possessed the land before Israel. However, the Philistines were invaders and neither their homeland nor their culture exists today. Therefore, if any Arab in Palestine today claims to be descendant of the Philistines they are not descendants of a people that possessed the land but descendants of the invaders of Canaan and Israel that were defeated.
Some Arabs in Palestine claim to be descended from the Canaanites but clearly this is not so. It is the Arabs intention to deceive and lie in an effort to change history and to stir up anger among the Palestinians against Israel. It was Israel that entered the land of the Canaanites. There were some wars, but finally, King David subdued the Canaanites and most Canaanites at that time were married to Israelites, the Canaanites were assimilated into the nation of Israel. Therefore, the only people who can claim to be descendants of the Canaanites are the Jewish people who intermarried with them.
Recently, Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas refused to meet with VP Pence on negotiating a peace treaty. Abbas then gave a speech saying that Europeans "wanted to bring the Jews here [to the Land of Israel] from Europe in order to protect European interests in the region. They asked The Netherlands, which then had the largest navy in the world, to relocate the Jews." Abbas also stated that "Israel is a colonial project with no connection whatsoever to the Jews." This type of lying to change history incites the Arabs in the area against Israel and is a cause of much of the violence against Israel.
The majority of Christian Arabs in Palestine believe in Christian Palestinianism and Replacement Theology. Christian Palestinianism re-interprets scriptures to make Jesus a Palestinian and says the church has replaced Israel. Therefore, present-day Israel is an occupying force and not entitled to the land as Replacement Theology and Supersessionism also teach.
At the end of World War I, Israel was created out of the Ottoman Empire. The land was then a desert and a swamp with a few inhabitants who thought of themselves as Syrians and some Jews. The Jews have lived in the country since early Biblical times and their possession of the land again was made legal by the Balfour Declaration. Arabs that lived in the surrounding countries were lured to Palestine by the prosperity of the Jews. Envy and hatred arose causing massacres, killings, and rapes. The Arabs attempted to rid the area of Jews but were unable to do so.
Did the Moslem's of that time believe they lived in a country called Palestine? To answer that question it should be noted that in 1937 one of the local Moslem Arab leaders told the Peel Commission, "There is no such country as Palestine! 'Palestine' is a term the Zionists invented! There is no Palestine in the Bible. Our country was for centuries part of Syria."
In 1947 the British, who held the mandate, resigned their mandate and the UN stepped in and mandated partitioning of the territory. The Jews accepted the partition but the Arab countries rejected it and launched a war against Israel. The Arab leaders told the Moslem and Christian Arabs living in that area to leave so they could eradicate Israel. They were promised they could return to their homes afterward and also have the homes and property of the Jews. The Arab exodus occurred during the few weeks after the announcement of the UN partition resolution. The exodus was so great that the neighboring Arab countries were asked to refuse visas to any more and to seal their borders against them by the Palestine Arab Higher Committee.
Today, the Arabs claim the Palestinian refugees are the native people who were evicted by Israel after the war. In fact, it was the Arab leaders that encouraged the Arabs to leave Israel because they were going to destroy Israel. About seventy percent of those left. Thousands of wealthy Arabs left Palestine in anticipation of war. A UN mediator on Palestine gave a figure of 472,000 refugees.
As the Jews took over Arab cities, the Jews encouraged the Arabs living there to stay but they left by their own choice. Mostly because they feared being branded traitors to the Arab cause. Palestinians claim the right to return to the land. However, there are no international conventions, UN resolutions, nor any agreements between the parties for a right to return. The number of, so called, refugees have now ballooned to approximately 6.5 million. For Israel to allow these 6.5 million Arabs who refuse to allow Israel to exist to come into Israel would be suicide. The Moslems would then be a majority and would change Israel into a Moslem country and as they have done everywhere else, they would kill all the Jews and Christians.
One should also remember that prior to the war of 1948 the Jews living in Palestine urged the Arabs there to stay and help build a state that would give rights to all, no matter their religion or nationality The majority of them fled, heeding their leaders promises that they could return and claim their property and that of the Jews once they were driven into the sea. However, there were 160,000 Arabs that stayed and became citizens of Israel. The rest of the Arabs that left settled in the surrounding countries as refugees, countries such as Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. These countries would not, and will not, to this time allow them to become citizens of their countries.
It was the Jews in Arab lands that became refugees. The Jews in the surrounding countries were persecuted, expelled, and forced to flee from every Arab country. While the Jewish refugees were absorbed into Israel, the Palestinians who left Israel to avoid the war were never allowed to go back to their home countries and were forced to live in Palestine and called refugees. The surrounding Arab countries now use the Arabs living in the Palestine region as a political tool and a means of deceiving the UN. However, today, the UN has become more Islamic in membership and defends Moslems against Israel.
The Arab nations came against Israel again in 1967 and were defeated. The primary goal of the surrounding Arab countries is to wipe Israel off the map. Today, this goal is still the primary goal but a secondary goal is to establish a Palestinian nation from which they can attack and defeat Israel.
Hafez Assad, the Syrian dictator said to Yassir Arafat, the PLO leader:
"You do not represent Palestine as much as we do. Never forget this one point: There is no such thing as a Palestinian people, there is no Palestinian entity, there is only Syria. You are an integral part of the Syrian people, Palestine is an integral part of Syria. Therefore it is we, the Syrian authorities, who are the true representatives of the Palestinian people".
Then Walid Shoebat, born in the West Bank, a Moslem who converted to Christianity stated:
"As I lived in Palestine, everyone I knew could trace their heritage back to the original country their great grandparents came from. Everyone knew their origin was not from the Canaanites, but ironically, this is the kind of stuff our education in the Middle East included. The fact is that today's Palestinians are immigrants from the surrounding nations! I grew up well knowing the history and origins of today's Palestinians as being from Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Christians from Greece, Moslem Sherkas from Russia, Moslems from Bosnia, and the Jordanians next door. My grandfather, who was a dignitary in Bethlehem, almost lost his life by Abdul Qader Al-Husseini (the leader of the Palestinian revolution) after being accused of selling land to Jews. He used to tell us that his village Beit Sahur (The Shepherds Fields) in Bethlehem County was empty before his father settled in the area with six other families. The town has now grown to 30,000 inhabitants".
Joseph Farah writes in "Myths of the Middle East":
"There has never been a land known as Palestine governed by Palestinians. Palestinians are Arabs, indistinguishable from Jordanians (another recent invention), Syrians, Iraqis, etc. Keep in mind that the Arabs control 99.9 percent of Middle East lands. Israel represents one-tenth of one percent of the landmass. But that's too much for the Arabs. They want it all. And that is ultimately what the fighting in Israel is about today."
Then, Zuheir Mohsen, who was a Palestinian leader of the as-Sa'iqa faction of the PLO between 1971 and 1979, stated the
"The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct 'Palestinian people' to oppose Zionism."
Zuheir Mohsen also stated:
"Yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity exists only for tactical reasons. The establishment of a Palestinian state is a new tool to continue the fight against Israel and for Arab unity."
It is clear that the Palestinian peoples are not from a nation of Palestine but a people that were asked by the Arab leaders to leave Israel so the surrounding Arab countries could wipe out Israel. When the Arabs lost the war they refused to let the people that had evacuated and others that were already living in the area to return to their home countries and therefore, they are now simply Moslem and Christian Arabs living in a region called Palestine. Palestinians are those that are and were made refugees by the surrounding Arab and Moslem countries and are being used by those countries to help eliminate Israel. It should also be noted that the Arab and Moslem countries refuse to accept the return to their countries of any of the refugees they have created.
At the end of the Arab-Israeli war in 1948 the Arab countries, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq refused to accept responsibility for the welfare of the Arab Palestinians they created. The United States then led the United Nations to establish the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). This was to provide temporary relief pending a resolution of the Middle East conflict. It is now nearly 70 years later and the problem has still not been solved. Today, these Palestinians have magically expanded to 6.5 million refugees registered with the UNRWA.
The growth of the UNRWA has grown unchecked and has 30,000 staff members. Rather than help solves the refugee problem this social welfare has enabled the Palestinian leadership to continue the refugee problem while undermining efforts to resolve it. The 30,000 staff members of the UNRWA are almost all Palestinian refugees (so-called) and a large number are activists with Hamas and Islamic Terror groups.
Now that we know who the Palestinians are, it is well worth looking into the education system of the Palestinians. The Palestinian schools teach their children the value of terrorism and violence. They teach a goal of the eradication of all Israel. They also teach that Israel is an occupier and that the land belongs to the Arab Palestinians.
Arab and Moslem leaders oppose the teaching of an Israeli curriculum because it does not promote their hatred. The Arab and Moslem curriculum teaches students to be martyrs, teaches that Israelis are corrupt occupiers and that the Jewish occupiers should be killed. It also focuses on the Palestinians returning to an all Palestine homeland where Israel and all Jews have been eradicated.
The Palestinian Authority does not want the truth exposed to their children, the media, nor the world at large. However, their educational system exposes their true goals of not seeking peace but seeking only one goal, that of destroying Israel altogether with the help of the Arab/Moslem refugees in Palestine.
The Arabs and Moslems consider Israel occupying their land and that none of the lands in the Middle East should belong to them. Since they consider it their land, any leader that makes a peace settlement with Israel would be committing a crime under Moslem law and would be killed. No leader can make a peace settlement with Israel without paying for it with his life.
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