You know, the irony of your situation is not lost on me. I just don't think it's very productive to get into a pissing match about whose people had been there longer or who took what from whom.<quoted text> Israelis calling us immigrants. The pot is calling the kettle black.
We've been here for hundred of years, thousands even. Yes, a lot can trace their roots back to Hijaz (NOT SAUDI ARABIA, there was no such thing as SA until very recently), Yemen, Syria. Some have Turkish roots. Others have European roots. But all Palestinians share a distinct culture and a kick-ass dialect.
Have you been to Egypt?
Yes, I've been to Egypt a couple of times. Once on business while in the service and once to take the Paragon on a cruise. Egypt was a stop on an otherwise wonderful itinerary out of Rome on board the Costa Concordia. As you can probably tell, I was never very comfortable in Egypt. When you evacuate the occupied territories you'll want to avoid it and try Turkey instead. Turkey's a lovely place with warm, friendly people and an amazing landscape. Plus, they've been secular long enough that it isn't all F'd in the A.
I'll make you a deal Ahmad. I'll only speak about the years I've personally witnessed and you speak about what you've seen with your own eyes. That way we won't get all tangled up with what we know from experience are two different histories for the exact same place at the exact same time.
So tell me, do you want Abbas to succeed in upgrading your status at the UN or would you still rather gut him and leave him out for the buzzards?