Israel must not make pact with the Palestinians, because it is written in Exodus 23:32 that God commanded Israel not to make pact with the inhabitants of the Land of Canaan, that is the Land of Israel, that some call "Palestine ".
The word "them" in the verse Exodus 23:32 refers to "the inhabitants of the land" mentioned in the verse Exodus 23:31.
So, the prohibition of making pact, that is in Exodus 23:32, applies to any inhabitants of the Land of Canaan.
And any people that resides in the Land of Canaan can be called Canaanite, as was the case of the Philistines and of the Amalekites.
Yahveh bless you.
Jo„o Paulo Fernandes Pontes.
Published in August 29, 2010.
Updated in July 2, 2012.