Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas continued to propagate the Palestinian lie negating Jewish history by claiming that the Palestinians are the indigenous people of Israel and the descendants of the Canaanites.
Abbas was on a three-day trip to Germany to add diplomatic pressure on Israel. Addressing the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, he spoke about his alleged pursuit of peace.
Abbas also declared that “the nation of Palestine, throughout its long history, has been a beacon of generosity, and our people are an extension of the 3,500-year-old Canaanite civilization, with urban communities thousands of years old.”
Abbas was further circulating the lie that the Palestinians constitute a nation that existed for thousands of years.
The irony is that the socalled Palestinians have yet to decide just how old they are. Abbas put their age at 3,500 years. However, other Palestinian leaders provide broadly differing opinions on this crucial issue; some go back as far as 15,000 years.Wow, that does sound impressively ancient.
And more than a little hard to believe.
So how old are "the Palestinians" really?
Actually, age-wise, they fall within the range of Generation X:
During the 19 years from Israel’s victory in 1948 to Israel’s victory in the Six-Day War, all that remained of the UN’s partitioned territory to the “Arabs” of British Mandatory Palestine were the West Bank, under illegal Jordanian sovereignty, and the Gaza Strip, under Egyptian rule. Never during these 19 years did any Arab leader anywhere in the world argue for the right of national self-determination for the Arabs of these territories. A “Palestinian” nation and “Palestinian” people had not yet been invented.