Reader comment on: The Rights of Indigenous People and the Rest of Us
Submitted by Michael Dar (Israel), May 12, 2012 06:45
It could be possible that a few of those who call themselves Palestinians nowdays could eventually be Arabs from their 7th. century conquest of the land..which would be difficult if not impossible to prove. On the other hand we can trace and prove the origins of the vast majority of them who arrived in the 18th.and 19th. century. To only state a few examples we have the influx of Arab immigrants from Egypt and elsewhere imported during the Egyptian occupation of our land by Muhamed Ali in the 1830s. We have also the Ottoman massive colonization efforts of the 1880s., implant of Muslims from every part of their empire. Than the illegal Arab immigration into "Eretz Israel" (which some by ignorance or by deceit call Palestine) during the British Mandate. I don't see any possibility of a massive world redistribution of lands or re-designing borders...this would virtually affect every single sovereign state in the world. There is some vile political and ideological attempt by anarchist to create chaos.
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