The majority of Palestinian Arabs were natives

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    According to the British text of population changes published in 1930 Jewish population growth in Palestine was about 48,000 people annually; 8,000 from natural growth and 40,000 due to immigration, while Palestinian Arab population growth was about 30,000 person annually; 22,000 from natural growth and 8,000 due to immigration. This indicates that the majority of Jews in Palestine were foreigners, and majority of Palestinian Arabs were natives.

    "From analyses of rates of increase of the Muslim population of the three Palestinian sanjaks, one can say with certainty that Muslim immigration after the 1870s was small. Had there been a large group of Muslim immigrants their numbers would have caused an unusual increase in the population and this would have appeared in the calculated rate of increase from one registration list to another... Such an increase would have been easily noticed; it was not there"

    (McCarthy, 1990, p. 16).

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    Most of North America, South America and Australia were inhabited by Native peoples who are now a minority in their own country, it happens.
     
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    The only difference is that now ethnic cleansing and stealing land are illegal.

    It was not back then.
     
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    So Israel would be cool with you if this was 1896 instead of 2011?
     
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    I would still have moral reservations but at least it would not be illegal.

    Either way the Palestinians have the right to defend themselves.
     
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    Wasn't most of Israel purchased from Arabs anyways?
     
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    No, when the foreigners declared themselves to be a state in Palestine the Jews only owned about 7% of the land.
     
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    Than most of it was acquired in the wars Israel fought with its neighbors correct?
     
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    I am still unclear about Israel "winning" Palestinian land from Lebanon or Egypt.

    It doesn't seem logical.
     
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    Exactly, Israel never took land from the Palestinians.
     

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