Originally Posted by FeelTheLove
The Palestinians had no nation. They were split up among the Jordanians and Egyptians. As far as I know, no state of "Palestine" has ever existed, except as a Roman province.
Wrong... maybe you should study your history more.
3,000 BC â€“ Canaanites were the People of Palestine
2,500 BC â€“ Canaanites around Jerusalem. Jerusalem established by Jebusites a Canaanite tribe.
1842 BC â€“ First mention of Jerusalem discovered in a text
1,700 â€“ 1,500 BC â€“ The rulers of Egypt called Hyksos invade Jerusalem.
1,350 BC â€“ First mention of Jerusalem as a city state discovered in an Egyptian letter called the Tel Amarna letter.
1,200 â€“ A people from Greece called the Philistines occupy the Land of Canaan and most probably Jerusalem and ruled it for only 40 years.
1,200 â€“ 1,020 â€“ Jebusites rule the city of Jerusalem.
1,020 BC â€“ Prophet Daud/David [as] fought a battle with the Philistines, destroyed them and established the Ancient Israel.
965 BC â€“ Prophet Sulayman/Soloman [as] succeeds Daud [as] as the King of Israel. 922 BC â€“ After Sulaymanâ€™s [as] death the Kingdom of Israel was split. Judea with Jerusalem as its capital and Israel destroyed by Babyloniaons.
926 BC â€“ Egyptian forces occupy Jerusalem. However, the house of David was allowed to flourish under Egyptian rule!
701 BC â€“ Assyrians capture Jerusalem and make the whole of Judea a tributary state.
587 BC â€“ Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon destroys Jerusalem including Sulaymanâ€™s [as] Temple. All Jews are either killed, exiled or taken prisoners.
The is it is clear that Jerusalem was originally not a Jewish city, but of Canaanites.
The first occurrence of the name of Jerusalem comes from the Canaanite period of 1842 BC which carries a North Semitic name, meaning "the city founded by the god Salem."
Around 1,200 â€“ 1,020 BC, Jerusalem was inhabited by the Jebusites, a Canaanite tribe, and the culture of the city was Canaanite. The Jebusites built a fortress, "Zion", in Jerusalem. Zion is a Canaanite word meaning "hill" or "height." Jerusalem was also known as Jebus. Canaanite society flourished for thousands of years. Many aspects of Canaanite culture and religion were later borrowed by the Hebrews.
According to a number of historians and scholars, many of the Arabs of Jerusalem today, indeed the majority of Palestinian Arabs, are descendants of the ancient Jebusites and Canaanites.
The land we call Israel today, onced belonged to the Palestinian Arabs.
Their is little basis in fact to state that Israel has always been owned by the Jews. While it is true that King David, from 1020 BC to 965 BC and King Soloman from 965 BC to 922 BC did rule this land, it was short lived. In 926BC the Egyptians captured Jerusalem and allowed the house of David to to flourish until 587 BC when the King of Babylon destroyed Jerusalem and all Jews were either killed, exiled or taken prisoner.
Jews are actually not even the modern descendents of the Israel of the Biblical Old Testament:
According to both the early-20th-century popular historian H.G.Wells and the Hungarian-Jewish intellectual and author Arthur Koestler, amongst numerous others, the people known today as Jews are primarily the descendents of a Turkish tribe known as the Khazars. The Khazars have no historical connection to Palestine. They converted to Judaism between 620 and 740AD, and have no genetic connection to biblical Israel, and hence to the narratives of the Bible and the "Holy Land". In other words â€” virtually all of the Jews of the modern world have no Hebrew ancestry, and no ancient connection with Palestine.
The fact still remain that the Israel would not exist had it not been for the British mandate.