“We are the descendants of the Canaanites that lived in the land of Palestine 5,000 years ago and continuously remained there to this day,” claimed Abbas improbably at the UN.
By: Max Gelber, United with Israel
Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas addressed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Tuesday and launched the Palestinian version of a peace plan, which he claimed tackles core issues which have foiled peace efforts over the past few decades.
During his address to the UNSC, he resorted to the Palestinians’ notorious historical fabrication and revisionism, claiming that the Palestinians are the “descendants of the Canaanites,” thus alleging that Palestinians are the indigenous people of the Land of Israel.
“Seventy years have passed since Palestine’s Nakba, from which six million Palestine refugees continue to suffer from the cruelty of exile and loss of human security,” he stated, obviously heinously attempting to equate the Palestinians’ alleged plight with that of the Jewish Holocaust.
“We are the descendants of the Canaanites that lived in the land of Palestine 5,000 years ago and continuously remained there to this day. Our great people remain rooted in their land,” he claimed.
“The Palestinian people built their own cities and homeland and made contributions to humanity and civilization witnessed by the world,” he claimed, listing “institutions, schools, hospitals, cultural organizations, theaters, libraries, newspapers, publishing houses, economic organizations, businesses and banks, with wide regional and international influence.”
Inquiring minds would love to know what the so-called Palestinians, who are generally Muslim Arabs, have in common with the ancient tribe of Canaanites.
“All of this existed before and after the Balfour Declaration issued by the British Government in 1917, a declaration by which those who did not own, gave to those who had no right,” he added.
Genuine historical documents show that the real Palestinians are in fact the Jews.
The Roman occupiers renamed the Land of Israel “Palestine” in the 2nd century in order to humiliate, demoralize and punish the Jews living there and minimize Jewish identification with the land.
The name “Palestine” is derived from an ancient aquatic nation, the Philistines, which likely originated near the Aegean Sea and invaded the Land of Israel during antiquity. They have since ceased to exist.
Until 1948, when the State of Israel was established, Arabs in the region rejected the term “Palestinian,” which at the time referred to both Jews and Arabs, preferring instead to call the Holy Land “Southern Syria,” a backwater province of the Ottoman Empire.
While the name Palestine does not appear in the Koran even once, its Hebrew equivalent appears in the Jewish Bible no fewer than 250 times.
Fabricating History, Stealing a Past
Abbas recently declared that Israel is “a colonial enterprise that has nothing to do with Jewishness.”
While “Palestinian” archaeological artifacts have yet to be found, objects testifying to the Jews’ close bond with the Land of Israel turn up on an almost a weekly basis.
Previously, Abbas also made the outrageous claim that Jesus was a Palestinian. That means the Palestinians are Canaanites, Arabs and Jews. Confused yet?
Notwithstanding Abbas’ dubious claims of ancient lineage, historical facts prove that Palestinians are in fact Arabs who descend from a wave Islamic invaders that continue to occupy territory throughout the Middle East.
Hamas interior minister Fathi Hammad revealed the truth in 2014 when he asserted that “personally, half my family is Egyptian. We are all like that. More than 30 families in the Gaza Strip are called Al-Masri (Egyptian). Brothers, half of the Palestinians are Egyptians and the other half are Saudis.”
“The ‘Palestinians’ are Egyptians, Saudis, Jordanians, Senegalese, Sudanese and a number of other Muslim invasive colonists. Contrary to their claims, they are not Canaanites, Philistines or Jews. … [They] are what they always were: a foreign Islamic Arab colony inside Israel,” wrote Mideast commentator Daniel Greenfield.
Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon spoke at the UNSC following Abbas’ speech.
Danon addressed Abbas directly, stating, “You have made it clear, with your words and with your actions, that you are no longer part of the solution. You are the problem.”
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