35 Facts About Palestinian people


Palestinians or Palestinian people (, ), referred to as Palestinian Arabs (, ), are an ethnonational group descending from peoples who have inhabited the region of Palestine over the millennia, and who are today culturally and linguistically Arab.

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Today, the Palestinian people identity encompasses the heritage of all ages from biblical times up to the Ottoman period.

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Palestinian people states that it is an "intellectual fad, divorced from the concerns of ordinary people.

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Several Palestinian people extended families, most notably the Makhamra family of Yatta, have recent traditions of having a Jewish ancestry.

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The study concludes that this does not mean that any of these present-day groups bear direct ancestry from Palestinian people who lived in the Middle-to-Late Bronze Age Levant or in Chalcolithic Zagros; rather, it indicates that they have ancestries from populations whose ancient proxy can be related to the Middle East.

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Filasteen initially focused its critique of Zionism around the failure of the Ottoman administration to control Jewish immigration and the large influx of foreigners, later exploring the impact of Zionist land-purchases on Palestinian people peasants, expressing growing concern over land dispossession and its implications for the society at large.

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Conversely, historian James L Gelvin argues that Palestinian nationalism was a direct reaction to Zionism.

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Israeli historian Efraim Karsh takes the view that the Palestinian people identity did not develop until after the 1967 war because the Palestinian people exodus had fractured society so greatly that it was impossible to piece together a national identity.

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Article 22 of The Covenant of the League of Nations conferred an international legal status upon the territories and Palestinian people which had ceased to be under the sovereignty of the Ottoman Empire as part of a 'sacred trust of civilization'.

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Two prominent leaders of the Palestinian people nationalists were Mohammad Amin al-Husayni, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, appointed by the British, and Izz ad-Din al-Qassam.

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The Palestinian people Arabs rejected the plan and attacked Jewish civilian areas and paramilitary targets.

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Palestinian people Arabs suffered such a major defeat at the end of the war, that the term they use to describe the war is Nakba.

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At the Jericho Conference on 1 December 1948, 2, 000 Palestinian people delegates supported a resolution calling for "the unification of Palestine and Transjordan as a step toward full Arab unity".

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Mainstream secular Palestinian people nationalism was grouped together under the umbrella of the PLO whose constituent organizations include Fatah and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, among other groups who at that time believed that political violence was the only way to "liberate" Palestine.

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These groups gave voice to a tradition that emerged in the 1960s that argues Palestinian people nationalism has deep historical roots, with extreme advocates reading a Palestinian people nationalist consciousness and identity back into the history of Palestine over the past few centuries, and even millennia, when such a consciousness is in fact relatively modern.

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Palestinian people accused AIDRG of selective use of data and multiple systematic errors in their analysis, claiming that the authors assumed the Palestinian Electoral registry to be complete even though registration is voluntary, and they used an unrealistically low Total Fertility Ratio to reanalyse that data in a "typical circular mistake.

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Jews who identify as Palestinian people Jews are few, but include Israeli Jews who are part of the Neturei Karta group, and Uri Davis, an Israeli citizen and self-described Palestinian people Jew who serves as an observer member in the Palestine National Council.

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Palestinian people Arabic is a subgroup of the broader Levantine Arabic dialect.

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Palestinian people Arabic has three primary sub-variations, Rural, Urban, and Bedouin, with the pronunciation of the Qaf serving as a shibboleth to distinguish between the three main Palestinian people sub-dialects: The urban variety notes a [Q] sound, while the rural variety have a [K] for the [Q].

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Contributions to Palestinian people culture have been made by diaspora figures like Edward Said and Ghada Karmi, Arab citizens of Israel like Emile Habibi, and Jordanians like Ibrahim Nasrallah.

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Ali Qleibo, a Palestinian people anthropologist, has critiqued Muslim historiography for assigning the beginning of Palestinian people cultural identity to the advent of Islam in the 7th century.

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Palestinian people culture is closely related to those of the nearby Levantine countries such as Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan, and the Arab World.

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Palestinian people films are not exclusively produced in Arabic; some are made in English, French or Hebrew.

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Palestinian people handicrafts include embroidery and weaving, pottery-making, soap-making, glass-making, and olive-wood and Mother of Pearl carvings, among others.

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Unlike its Arabic counterparts, Palestinian people literature is defined by national affiliation rather than territorially.

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Contemporary Palestinian people literature is often characterized by its heightened sense of irony and the exploration of existential themes and issues of identity.

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Palestinian people's posits a temporal distinction between literature produced before 1948 and that produced thereafter.

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Palestinian people folklore is the body of expressive culture, including tales, music, dance, legends, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, customs, and comprising the traditions of Palestinian people culture.

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These Palestinian people youth forged the new Palestinian people musical subgenre, which blends Arabic melodies and hip hop beats.

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Borrowing from traditional rap music that first emerged in New York in the 1970s, "young Palestinian people musicians have tailored the style to express their own grievances with the social and political climate in which they live and work.

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Much of the Middle-Eastern and Arabic string instruments utilized in classical Palestinian people music are sampled over Hip-hop beats in both Israeli and Palestinian people hip-hop as part of a joint process of localization.

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Just as the percussiveness of the Hebrew language is emphasized in Israeli Hip-hop, Palestinian people music has always revolved around the rhythmic specificity and smooth melodic tone of Arabic.

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The presence of a hand-drum in classical Palestinian people music indicates a cultural esthetic conducive to the vocal, verbal and instrumental percussion which serve as the foundational elements of Hip-hop.

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Dabke, a Levantine Arab folk dance style whose local Palestinian people versions were appropriated by Palestinian people nationalism after 1967, has, according to one scholar, possible roots that may go back to ancient Canaanite fertility rites.

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Today there remains sport centers such as in Gaza and Ramallah, but the difficulty of mobility and travel restrictions means most Palestinian people are not able to compete internationally to their full potential.

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