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From: Ismail Zayid
To: CBC Sunday Feedback
Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2003 12:31 PM
Subject: Palestinians: the indigenous people of Palestine.

In your Sunday Feedback today, on the indigenous people of Palestine, it is Alan K' necht who is distorting history. Today's Palestinians are the descendants of the Canaanites, Jebusites and other tribes that lived in this land since hisory began. The Hebrew tribes came as invaders to the Land of Canaan and were driven out by other invaders, the Romans. The Palestinian people have remained in their land despite many foreign invaders, including the Greeks, Persians, Hebrew tribes, Romans, Egyptians, Turks and British, and are determined to remain there.
Professor Maxime Rodinson, who is Jewish, and Profesor of History at the Sorbonne University in Paris, stated in 1968 : " The Arab population of Palestine was native in all the senses of the word and their roots in Palestine can be traced back at least 40 centuries."
Ismail Zayid, MD.