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Archaeologists roast Netanyahu on Twitter over claim Palestinians have ‘no connection’ to homeland

CurrentMiddle East

Archaeologists roast Netanyahu on Twitter over claim Palestinians have ‘no connection’ to homeland

Palestinian rights activists joined in the debate against Netanyahu, stressing that this is simply another tactic to erase Palestinian heritage and history.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is back again with attempts to erase Palestinian history, with claims that there is new proof that Palestinians were never from the land of Palestine.

Taking to Twitter, Netanyahu posted a study done by an Israeli team on a sample of DNA collected from the ancient Philistine site in Ashkelon, which supposedly shows that ancient Philistines were present in what is now modern-day Crete before migrating to Palestine.

Netanyahu continued with his rant on Twitter, claiming that the connection Palestinians have “is nothing” compared to what Jewish people have to the land of Palestine, and that this therefore supports Israel’s brutal regime against the Palestinian people.

Many, however, quickly rebutted Netanyahu, including many archeologists who claimed that this supposed study means nothing when it comes to understanding the context behind the history of Palestinians.

Palestinian rights activists joined in the debate against Netanyahu, stressing that this is simply another tactic to erase Palestinian heritage and history. One user Tweeted: “Even if Netanyahu were correct (which of course he’s not)…would it matter?”

While Netanyahu has yet to address the flawed nature of the study itself, it remains deeply worrying when it comes to the Israeli government’s clear use of cultural genocide against Palestinians. Many pointed to the more serious implications of a study like this, which normalizes the erasure of Palestinian history.

The abuse against Palestinian history and heritage continues, with Netanyahu and Israel committed to erasing the Palestinian people, both culturally and physically.

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Palestinian rights activists joined in the debate against Netanyahu, stressing that this is simply another tactic to erase Palestinian heritage and history.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is back again with attempts to erase Palestinian history, with claims that there is new proof that Palestinians were never from the land of Palestine.

Taking to Twitter, Netanyahu posted a study done by an Israeli team on a sample of DNA collected from the ancient Philistine site in Ashkelon, which supposedly shows that ancient Philistines were present in what is now modern-day Crete before migrating to Palestine.

Netanyahu continued with his rant on Twitter, claiming that the connection Palestinians have “is nothing” compared to what Jewish people have to the land of Palestine, and that this therefore supports Israel’s brutal regime against the Palestinian people.

Many, however, quickly rebutted Netanyahu, including many archeologists who claimed that this supposed study means nothing when it comes to understanding the context behind the history of Palestinians.

Palestinian rights activists joined in the debate against Netanyahu, stressing that this is simply another tactic to erase Palestinian heritage and history. One user Tweeted: “Even if Netanyahu were correct (which of course he’s not)…would it matter?”

While Netanyahu has yet to address the flawed nature of the study itself, it remains deeply worrying when it comes to the Israeli government’s clear use of cultural genocide against Palestinians. Many pointed to the more serious implications of a study like this, which normalizes the erasure of Palestinian history.

The abuse against Palestinian history and heritage continues, with Netanyahu and Israel committed to erasing the Palestinian people, both culturally and physically.

Whilst you’re here…

The Muslim Vibe is a non-profit media platform aiming to inspire, inform and empower Muslims like you. Our goal is to provide a space for young Muslims to learn about their faith as well as news stories affecting them, so we can reclaim the Muslim narrative from the mainstream.

Your support will help us achieve this goal, and enable us to produce more original content. Your support can help us in the fight against Islamophobia, by building a powerful platform for young Muslims who can share their ideas, experiences and opinions for a better future.

Please consider supporting The Muslim Vibe, from as little as £1 – it will only take a minute. Thank you and Jazakallah.

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