What is a Palestinian?

Discussion in 'Israel and Palestine' started by Semper Fi, Jan 22, 2006.

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    I'm trying to figure out the whole Isreal/ Palestine conflict, because it's obviously a big deal and isnt going away any time soon. So don't laugh at me for my stupid questions! Oh yeah, if you have anything else to inform me please go ahead and throw it on in!
     
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    An Arab war refugee who has no real place to call home and no one wants to take into their country.
     
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    From which war(s)? And they live in Isreal, Gaza, and West Bank, correct? And "Palestine" isnt really a place?
     
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    Palestine is derived from the word "Philistine." Biblically, Palestinians are another punishment the Jews suffer for disobeying God. God told Israel to wipe out all of the Canaanites. The Philistines were the ones the Jews didn't finish off, and they've been causing the Jews nothing but trouble ever since. Now, you may or may not believe in this legend, but it is interesting, nonetheless.
     
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    Yeah that is interesting. What's a Canaanite? So is Palestine or Philistine a geographical area or something else?
     
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    I'm going to revive this thread in light of the recencies. Where is Palestine, geographically? Is it what is called then West Bank and Gaza?
     
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    There is no Palestine. They believe they should have the land currently called Israel.
     
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    So how did Hamas be elected? They weren't elected in "Israel" as it is geopolitically, did all the people that call themselves Palestinians one day decide to vote for who they think should rule their "land?"
     
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    They are in a position of being more like a protectorate. No country 'wants' them, including the Arabs. But, the people that go by the name 'Palestinians' have been given the West Bank and the vote. Funny thing, they were better off years ago, when they could work and raise their families in peace.

    Unfortunately, they never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.
     

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