I never understood the controversy.
Eggs have been in existence for millions of years before birds came into being. Fish eggs, dinosaur eggs…
The “Palestinians” are Sunni Muslim refugees, while the surrounding countries are Shi’ite Muslim. At the end of the Ottoman empire the Shi’ites were given land while the Sunni weren’t. Look up the history of the Kurdistan to the north, they are also Sunni Muslim.
With that reasoning, Hebrew is a direct descendant within 2 generations, Christianity became an offshoot of Hebrew 400 years later, and Islamic came to being about 500 years after that.
It’s my understanding that Herodotus was using “Palaistinê” as a geographic region and not as a term for residents of the region. It translates to “The Holy Land” as the land is significant to the 3 Abrahamic religions.
In that sense, in 78CE Pliny the Elder wrote “Next to these countries Syria occupies the coast, once the greatest of lands, and distinguished by many names; for the part which joins up to Arabia was formerly called Palaestina, Judaea, Coele, and Phoenice.”
Why focus on the 1930’s? Because after the defeat of the Ottoman empire England, France, and Greece started carving up the region at that time.
There were a series of “treaties” signed with little input from the locals. Syria, Jordan, Lebanon were all created as Shi’ite nations, and the Sunni locals were herded into the refugee areas like Kurdistan and the “Mandate of Palestine”.
Hint: You won’t find Kurdistan on the maps either.
The “Palestinians” are Sunni Muslim, while most of the surrounding countries are Shi’ite Muslim.
Look at how Egypt is reluctant to accept refugees from Gaza. It’s a religious issue sort of like the history between Catholics and Protestants in Ireland.
Was it Arab land? It was land from the defeat of the Ottoman empire in WWI, ruled by the British until it was designated as Israel. [Check the Balfour Declaration]
The “Palestinians” were predominantly Sunni Muslims exiled from the surrounding Shi’ite countries being developed. This is part of why Egypt is reluctant to receive Gaza refugees. Egypt is a Shi’ite
Understood. There has never been a “Nation of Palestine” in recorded history.
At best the Palestinian people are a group of Shi’ite people living in a region full of Sunni. After the fall of the Ottoman empire, the Sunni wanted them to be segregated like the Catholics and Protestants in Ireland. Instead the League of Nations designated the land for Israel, as they had a historical claim to the land.
They are there as religious refugees because none of their neighbors want them around. This is part of the reason Egypt didn’t want to let them in at the start of the current dispute.
Was it Pedro or Schilling that played with a stitched Achilles tendon?
“An Irish person adopted into an Italian family doesn’t make them Italian.”
Maybe not genetically, but they become Italian Citizens, and are afforded all legal rights of an Italian.