Hamas Official: The ‘Palestinians’ Don’t Exist


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  • muchiboy

    ""Brothers, half of the Palestinians are Egyptians and the other half are Saudis."

    Seems to me ,in the spirit of the moment and topic,one might make a similar claim of Israelis',that half are western European and half are Russian.Just sayin'.muchiboy

    • David Galant

      Except of course for the (more than) half that is from MENA. Not to mention the fifth that is Arab but also Israeli citizens.

      David Galant

    • dave

      No mate, 50% of Jewish Israelis are from the middle east or North Africa, you know, the 800,000 refugees forced out of their countries and absorbed by Israel in 1948 through the 50s. They were robbed of their houses, land and possessions which would amount to billions and billions today. But don't worry about them.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      90% of the US are Europeans, Africans, Asians.

      The claims of a so-called "palestinian" people are pure sophistry.

    • stern

      oh muchiboy, will you ever learn? You keep coming back here and posting your nonsense, and we keep enlightening you, but you refuse to listen. Some advice for you: save yourself the time and us the aggravation. Go away. Again. And this time, don't come back.

      • StephenD

        LOL. Gotta love ya Stern!

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Actually, that's inaccurate, as half of Israel's population of Jews consist of Jews that were ethnically cleansed from the surrounding draconian Islamic totalitarian hellholes with nothing but the shirts on their backs following the defeat of the Islamic world's jihad by Israel in 1949. Your obsessive unhinged hatred of all things Jews knows no bounds.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Muchi in the spirit of the moment why not run around your neighborhood dressed in a
      death robe and suicide bomb belt supporting your Palestinian brothers and sisters………or is
      this nothing new in your asylum? ………………………………………..William

    • ziontruth

      "…one might make a similar claim of Israelis',that half are western European and half are Russian."

      You anti-white racist anti-Zionist scum have been told time after time that Jewishness is not based on race, but you keep making that charge.

  • scum

    OK, then. Let's divide the territory between Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Thanks to FPM for working so diligently to bring closure to this matter.

    • reader

      They say that the worst fool is the one who thinks of self as clever. And here you are – with one little problem. Neither Egypt, not Jordan, nor Saudis, nor Lebanon ever agreed to absorb these people. Their governmens, expecially the Jordanian one, killed them wholesale instead.

  • Schlomotion

    This video is meant by FPM to reveal that Palestinians admit that they don't exist. What it really does is reveal that Israel is trying to annex Palestinian land and prevent pan-Arabism. Nobody needs this video to show that though. It is all here:
    http://cryptome.org/2012/04/cia-palestine-1947.pd

    • kevinh

      I only got the impression that if we (e.g. the US) got behind the partition idea, creating a Jewish state, that the Arabs would throw a hissy-fit and wouldn't let us improve their standard of living, and that the communists would find some willing idiots there. I dunno, they (Arabs) sure have a lot of oil money now and still have a poor standard of living and high illiteracy rates as well. Sounds like you are trying to rest upon someone's political theory "what if" scenario that may not have worked out either. Going back to the video, Hammad knows that the term "palestinian" is manufactured, just as anyone else does, and that these are people that have been treated with prejudice by their own countrymen — being forced to live in camps — and used as a political football for what…60 years now?…and oh by the way, they need gas and groceries and God is great and all that. That's what Hammad is saying. What you are saying is something else like "…but, let's concentrate on some hypothetical what-might-have-been past" which isn't helpful with going forward.

      • Schlomotion

        All terms are manufactured. The people are real there though. Israel wants, but will never, get praise and endorsement for ethnic cleansing.

        • Zionista

          for a group that's been ethnically cleansed, there sure are lots of them – they multiply like roaches.Nobody in the Arab world wants them. Poor Israel is stuck with them. It's the arab nations that did the cleansing and kicked out all or most of the Jews living there (today the muslims are knocking themselves out getting rid of Christians). Guess you were absent in history class when THAT was discussed – maybe you were at a klan meeting with the rest of your inbred ilk.

          • Schlomotion

            We didn't discuss Muslim on Christian violence in History class. I didn't go to a Yeshiva school or Christian home school.

          • reader

            Apparently, you went to a madrasa. It explains a lot.

          • Schlomotion

            When Midrashas close down, you can talk to me about Madrasas. From where I stand, you guys look the same.

        • kevinh

          The Arab's hatred for Jews (and the West and democratic societies on principle) is "manufactured" as well, largely because of how the Koran is interpreted. And "ethnic cleansing" is a huge part of Palestinian (and Arab) mentality so you simply are not on clear footing with your thinking. I can understand to an extent Hammad's obvious exasperation with his own people…they aren't giving him the respect (and materials) he needs to do the job he feels called to do. But the fact that the camps still exist so many years later is simply the fault of failed Arab leadership to care for their own. If they hadn't attacked Israel in the first place then there would be no camps and no Palestinian problem. If they took their licks and went home, they'd have reintegrated their own back into whatever territory they originally came from. But the real issue that cannot be resolved is the Koranic hatred of everything that is not Islam. The "endorsement" and "praise" for cleansing that issue is building up all over the world unfortunately.

        • ziontruth

          "The people are real there though."

          Yes, I agree: The Arab imperialists are real.

          "Israel wants, but will never, get praise and endorsement for ethnic cleansing."

          Genius thinks Israel does things in order to get praise and endorsement. Newsflash for genius: It's for survival.

    • Matt

      Actually the point is that the Palestinians are serial liars who made up their own identity.

      • WilliamJamesWard

        Very true and serial killers also………………no redeeming value to them…………William

    • ziontruth

      "…Israel is trying to annex Palestinian land…"

      As is Israel's prerogative, seeing that the Jews are the only true Palestinians. Arab settler-colonists land-thieves have no right to any part of Palestine.

    • Touchstone

      "This video is meant by FPM to reveal that Palestinians admit that they don't exist."

      And it succeeds. The man speaks plainly: Arabs who call themselves Palestinian originated elsewhere (including Arafat himself). You make it sound like a conspiracy by FPM, but you're shooting the messenger (as you did with the video of angry Muslim protesters in the UK). It's counter-productive to ignore the content of these videos. It's the content that matters, not the websites where they appear. The content speaks for itself, hence no accompanying editorial.

      "Israel is trying to annex Palestinian land and prevent pan-Arabism"

      Is pan-Arabism a goal worth attaining? Isn't that imperialism by another name? This blundering Hamas official reveals to all that these many years of conflict have been an utter waste of time and lives. The Arabs have been fighting NOT to restore their true homeland, but to prevent Jews from re-establishing theirs and to maintain a kind of empire that dominates all non-Arabs. By the way, Pan-Arabism would still be alive and well even if a tiny Israeli state was tolerated. It's ludicrous to suggest that a 99% Arab Middle East, stretching from Morocco to the western border of Iran, couldn't accommodate a tiny Jewish homeland in its midst.

      This man let the cat out of the bag, and his words should be broadcast ceaselessly throughout the world. The Arabs can't be fighting for a homeland when even they admit that their true homelands are just next door.

      • Schlomotion

        I agree that it is farcical that Israel could not exist next to an Arab Federation. I think it's crazy for either the Israelis or the Arab countries to assert as much. I thought the most glaring issue in the video is that there is no solidarity between the Gazans and the Egyptians. Doesn't that undermine a core Israeli thesis as well?

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Continued Eternal Nakba to islamofascist ham-ass and so-called "paleswinians".

  • Ghostwriter

    Our prominent Jew haters,muchiboy and Schlomotion have reared their ugly heads once again to attack Jews and normal human decency. Somehow,I'm not surprised they'd show up here.

  • Anamah

    No doubt, that man is very sick. This people show remarkable proclivity toward hysteria and violence. Maybe too much lies on an infinite of unlimited hate. Their chronic insatiable addiction to revenge can not nourish a bad conscience. This man knows how fake is their tale.

  • KKKK

    that mans 100% correct. the "FALSEtinians" dont exist; hey are a made-up people

    • ziontruth

      A construct born of malicious intent, with the sole purpose of masking the Arab/Islamic imperialist aggression of at least a score of states against the only one, tiny single state belonging to one single nation.

      It is as if the Turks were to start calling themselves "Greeks" and call for the end of "the Hellenic occupation of Greece."

  • PAthena

    I have been unable to get either the video or transcript of this.
    As for the Arabs who call themselves "Palestinians:" "Palestinian" has been synonymous with "Jew," and "Palestine" with "the land of the Jews," since the Roman Emperor Hadrian changed the name of Judea to "Palestina" in 135 A.D., after defeating the last Jewish rebellion under Bar Kochba. (He also outlawed Judaism and changed the name of Jerusalem to "Aelia Capitolina," "Aelius" being his gens name.) That is why after World War I, Great Britain was awarded the "Palestine Mandate," to be the "homeland of the Jews."
    Calling Arabs "Palestinians" is the phony history and propaganda coming from the founding of the "Palestine Liberation Organization" in Cairo in 1964 by Gamel Nasser, ruler of Egypt, and the Soviet Union.

  • Barbara

    Wrong muchiboy! Half of the Israelis (or their parents/grandparents) were expelled from Muslim countries or fled for their lives from Muslim countries.

    The point is that the "Palestinians" are claiming that either they or their grandparents or great-grandparents were pushed out of Israel when most of them had never lived in Israel. That is the point!

    It's fine to be "just saying" but really you should get your facts straight.

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  • Pyeatte

    Okay, then send the "Palestinians" back to their respective countries, and return the lands to Israel where they belong.

  • Amused

    This is news ???? Did anyone ever have any doubts ?

    The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian
    state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of
    Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference
    between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for
    political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of
    a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit
    the existence of a distinct 'Palestinian people' to oppose Zionism…
    For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state with defined
    borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa. While as a Palestinian,
    I can undoubtedly demand Haifa, Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem.
    However, the moment we reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will
    not wait even a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan." – PLO executive
    committee member Zahir Muhsein, March 31, 1977, interview with the Dutch
    newspaper Trouw.
    1977!!!!

  • Amused

    Btwe to Schlomotion-even -slower- mind ,funny you should mention "Pan-Arabism " since at it's heart is the removal ogf Israel ever since that term was coined , in fact that is why that term was coined .

    And to muchi-ARAB –MUSLIM-boy , Whether from Europe , Russia , Spain , or Australia , JEWS are the original owners of the land , way before muslims slithered off and out of the Arabian Peninsula JEWS lived on , ruled and owned the land . And no dont put up any phony "Kazar B.S. " 2500 years before arab squatters wandered in , and almost 3000 years before the muslim CULT was invented .The fact that there are ANY arabs and muslims in ISRAEL is due TOTALLY to the good graces of the Israelis .

  • Amused

    …and no , the palestinians are NOT descendants of Phonecians , Cananites , Hittites or any other of those ancient peoples .