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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Palestinian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
However, the world-wide distribution of Palestinians in 2001, according to estimates collated by the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs, were as follows.
The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics announced on October 20, 2004 that the number of Palestinians worldwide at the end of 2003 is 9.6 million, an increase of 800,000 since 2001.
The Palestinian Bedouin, however, are much more securely known to be Arab by ancestry as well as by culture; their distinctively conservative dialects and pronunciation of qaaf as gaaf group them with other Bedouin across the Arab world and confirm their separate history.
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 Palestinian people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Palestinian National Covenant, as revised by the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1968, defines Palestinians as those Arab citizens who were living normally in Palestine up to 1947, and all their descendants through the male line.
A distinguishing characteristic of Palestinians is their dialect; unusually among Arabic speakers, speakers of rural Palestinian dialects pronounce the letter qaaf as k (Arabic kaaf).
Palestinian citizens of Israel have political representation in the Knesset (Israeli parliament).
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 Palestinian - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Many of their descendants converted to Christianity and later to Islam, and spoke different languages depending on the lingua franca of the time.
In recent years, many genetic surveys have suggested that Jews and Palestinians (and in some cases other Levantines) are genetically closer to each other than either is to the Arabs of Arabia or to Europeans [9] [10] [11] [12].
Whereas European colonialism and to a lesser extent Turkish nationalism in the Ottoman Empire was the main spur in forming national identities and borders elsewhere, the main force in reaction to which Palestinian nationalism developed was Zionism.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Palestinian people
Since the creation of Israel, the application of "Palestinian" to native Palestinian Jews has lessened, and they are now simply identified as "Israelis" and are not distinguished from the majority of Israeli Jews resultant from the modern Zionist migrations.
Arabic onomastic elements began to appear in Edomite inscriptions starting in the 6th century BC, and are nearly universal in the inscriptions of the Nabataeans, who arrived there in the 4th-3rd centuries BC It has thus been suggested that the present day Bedouins of the region may have their origins as early as this period.
This result, a surprise to all parties, was widely interpreted as a protest against Fatah corruption, but was a cause of concern for supporters of the peace process, as Hamas' militant wing targets Israeli civilians for death and explicitly states the destruction of Israel as a primary goal.
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 Start of: Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
ISSA NAKHLEH was a Palestinian Christian, born in the Shepherd's Field in Palestine.
He was a graduate of the London University (LL.B.) and a Barrister at Law of the on our able Society of Lincoln's Inn, London.
Issa Nakhleh was a Legal Advisor to a number of Arab Delegations to the United Nations.
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The International Solidarity Movement (ISM) was founded in 2001 by Adam Shapiro, a New York Jew, and his wife Huwaida Arraf, a Palestinian Christian along with the Israeli peace activist Neta Golan.
The organisation recruits civilians from Western countries to participate in accompaniment and acts of non-violent resistance against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.
The terms of the Convention couldn't be clearer: "The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies." The Israeli government is essentially colonizing the Occupied Territories....
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