Originally Posted by maine_coon
The people of Palestine did not declare war on Israel in 1967 because there were no Palestine people at that time. Gaza belonged to Egypt and West Bank belonged to Jordan. Both Egypt and Jordan and then Syria had provoked 6-days war of 1967.
What world have you been living in??
The Canaanites have existed in Palestine since 3000 BC.
In the second millenium 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 two thousand years, and 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 Term Jebusite appears is the Bible. They are mentioned in the "table of nations" in Gen 10 and Gen 15. They are listed among the various peoples of the land in Exod 3:8 (along with the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, and Hivites).
During the seventh century, Muslim Arab armies moved north from Arabia to conquer most of the Middle East, including Palestine. Jerusalem was conquered about 638 AD by the Caliph Umar (Omar) who gave his protection to its inhabitants. Muslim powers controlled the region until the early 1900's when Britain had conquered Jerusalem and the area to be known as Palestine in 1917.