Many people think that the Palestinian Arabs are the owners of the land called Palestine.
However, this is not true, because the Arabs came from Arabia and invaded Palestine in the 7th century, in 634 CE, as we can see in the page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_conquest_of_Syria#Conquest_of_Palestine .
The owners of Palestine (whose true name is Land of Israel) are the Jews (or Israelites, or Hebrews), who inhabited that land since 1466 BCE and were expelled from it by the Roman Empire in 70 CE and returned to it and were expelled again by the Roman Empire in 135 CE and returned to it a few years later and have inhabited that land continually since then, despite the fact that many invaders were living and ruling there, and in the 19th century the number of Jews returning to their land increased, and in 1948 was created the State of Israel in part of the Land of Israel, and in 1967 the State of Israel recovered other parts of its territory, known as West Bank and Gaza Strip, that were still ruled by the Arab invaders.
It is written in the Bible, in Genesis 12:6-7, 15:13-21, 17:1-8, 17:19, 26:1-5, 28:10-14 and 35:9-12 and Numbers 34:13-29 and Deuteronomy 3:8, that God gave all the Land of Canaan (that is the Land of Israel, that some call “Palestine”) to the Israelites (or Jews, or Hebrews).
So, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip belong to Israel, and the idea of creating a Palestinian Arab state in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip is a wrong idea.
Yahveh bless you.
João Paulo Fernandes Pontes.
Published in October 21, 2010.
Updated in April 14, 2011.