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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.