The term Palestinian refers to an admixture of several ethno/linguistic groups from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe who emigrated to the geographical region of Palestine during the 19th and 20th centuries.
The term came into modern usage in the English speaking world by creation of the Palestinian Mandate in 1919, and has no native origins among residents of the geographic region. Jews at the time of the British Mandate of Palestine were also classified as "Palestinian".
Since 1948 the term generally has come to refer mostly to ethnic Arabs, who originated from other Middle Eastern countries. Some seek to create a state in parts or all of the geographic region. Those advocating the latter view often advocate the destruction of the state of Israel. Most reside in Gaza, the West Bank, or Jordan. The King of Jordan has refused to grant citizenship to Arab refugees from "Palestine", in part due to political pressure from other Islamic countries.
Over 100,000 or at least 150,000 (to some estimates, such as the testimony given in the U.S. Congress in 1939) immigrated during the British Mandate as job seekers due to the prosperity Zionists brought to a barren land after several millennia. Immigrants included Arab - Egyptians Syrian, Algerian, Sudanese, and South Arabians. At least 50,000 or more immigrated from Hauran, Syria alone. Other Muslims from Bosnia during the and fascist Nazi Slavic-Muslims after World War II.
So-called "Palestinians," who, up to the 1960s were referred to as South Syrians prior to the 1920s, later as 'Arabs" or more specifically Palestine Arabs, since the late 1960s have adopted this moniker and comprise a mixture of: Syrian Arabs, Saudi Arabs, Sudanese [Afro-]Arabs, Egyptian, Turkish, Kurdish, Bosnian, Algerian and others (which explains their surnames - telling of their origin/original land). Yet, this 'mixture' was never cohesive, nor did it ever before consider itself as a "nation."
- Arab-Israeli conflict
- Palestinian Arabs
- Israel's security needs
- Jordan, sometimes considered a "Palestinian homeland"
- Omar Shakir
- Ten Great Lies That Threaten Western Civilization, Barry Howard Minkin ([ISBN: 9780979290404] 2007), pp. 154-155.
Palestinian UN StatusUntil 1948, the Jews Were the Palestinians! In reality, the concept of Palestinians is one that did not exist until about 1948, when the Arab inhabitants of what was to become Palestine wanted to differentiate themselves from the Jews...
There are numerous occupied people around the world seeking statehood or national liberation, including Kurds, Tibetans and Turkish Armenians. The only group that has received official recognition by the UN, including observer status and the right to speak and participate in committed work, is the same group that invented modern international terrorism – namely the Palestinians.
These rewards were first granted in the 1970's, when the PLO, committed to the destruction of a UN member state, was invited to speak before the UN General Assembly. By rewarding the PLO for such policies, the UN made it possible to adopt terrorism as a means of protest.
The Tibetans, whose land was brutally stolen from them and occupied for a longer period then the Palestinians, never practiced terrorism and cannot even get a hearing with the UN. The UN has refused to condemn terrorism unequivocally, and has instead upheld "the legitimace of the struggle for national liberation movements against occupiers. In other words, the use of terrorism against innocent civilians to resist occupation is legitimate.
The UN routinely allows Palestinian and Hezbollah terrorists to use UN-sponsored refugee camps as terrorist bases. Major Paeta Hess-von Kruedener, a Canadian UN peacekeeper killed in Lebanon by an IAF missile strike on his post, wrote an e-mail only six days before he was killed to his former commander in the Canadian army. He said that Hezbollah was using the UN post as a human shield. Kruedener added in the email that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) strikes near the UN post prior to his death were "necessary," and that the IDF fire was not intentionally targeting the post. In the past a UN vehicle was used as a cover to capture an Israeli soldier who was then tortured to death.
Arabian Fables Myth – the Palestinians
The concept of a Palestinian people is a fundamental lie. And the most successful manipulation of the media in modern history. This lie that caused the deaths of thousands of innocent people is continually and libelously spread by a media that is malicious, naïve, and uniformed, and by anti-Semitic Left-wing groups.. Jimmy "toxic peanut syndrome" Carter, revisionist Middle East professors and PLO propagandists.
- after the French removed Emir Faisal, from Damascus in 1920.