The True History of the Original Palestinians

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April 2024

   When genuine people read the Bible and discover that a long time ago the Palestinians lived in the Promised Land, immediately they think that they are the ancestors of the Arab Palestinians who live in the land of Israel today. This confusion is not just for the Muslims but even for the rest of the world, who do not know the true history of the original Palestinians. In her article titled “The Greek Age of Bronze, Weapons and warfare in the late Helladic time 1600-1100 BC Texts,” Andrea Salimbeti wrote: “The land of origin of the Peleset later identified as Philistines is obscure. There are many theories, Greece, Illyria, Crete, Western Anatolia, Lands to the East etc. One of the theories link the Peleset to the Homer Pelasgians who were allies of Troy, and one group, lived in Thrace, northeast of Greece. Those Pelasgians would have migrated south many would have gone farther south to Crete. Furthermore, since many Biblical references refer to the Philistines origins as the Island of Caphtor, and since many scholars identify Caphtor with Crete, the idea more widely accepted is that the Peleset were originally Cretan.”

   As Andrea stated, there are many opinions concerning the history of the original Palestinians, as there are many opinions about many subjects and doctrines. How can one know which opinion is the accurate opinion? The answer is very simple — there is the book which holds the truth and that book is the Holy Bible. Add to that, the history of my ancestors of Egypt have shed a strong light on that matter, which amazingly fits perfectly with the true history of the Bible.  That is what we read in many of the writings of the prophets, like Jeremiah 47:1,4, Amos 9:7, Ezekiel 25:16 and 26:17.

   Let us examine the Biblical account of the original Palestinians. First in the book of Jeremiah 47:1-2, we read: “The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Philistines, before Pharaoh attacked Gaza. Thus says the Lord: ‘Behold, waters rise out of the north, and shall be an overflowing flood; they shall overflow the land and all that is in it, the city and those who dwell within; then the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall wail.’”

   Notice here was the written prophecy of Prophet Jeremiah which was given before the Philistines marched south. Arab Palestinians marched north. That is not the case with the original Palestinians — as we continue to read verses 3 and 4 of Jeremiah 47, we learn about the judgement of God on the original Palestinians and amazingly from where they originated.  For the Scripture clearly stated: “At the noise of the stamping hooves of his strong horses, at the rushing of his chariots, at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers will not look back for their children, lacking courage.  Because of the day that comes to plunder all the Philistines, to cut off from Tyre and Sidon every helper who remains; for the Lord shall plunder the Philistines, the remnant of the country of Caphtor.”

   Caphtor? Not Saudi Arabia? What about what Prophet Amos wrote to prove that the original Palestinians are not Arabs? For we read in Amos 9:7: “Are you not like the people of Ethiopia to Me, O children of Israel?” says the Lord. “Did I not bring up Israel from the land of Egypt, the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir?”  Now we know that the original Palestinians certainly are not Arabs. What about what Prophet Ezekiel stated in his book, 25:16-17: “therefore thus says the Lord God: ‘I will stretch out My hand against the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethites and destroy the remnant of the seacoast.  And they will take up a lamentation for you, and say to you: How you have perished, O one inhabited by seafaring men, O renowned city, Who was strong at sea, She and her inhabitants, Who caused their terror to be on all her inhabitants!’” 

   Once again a great, horrifying prophecy for the judgment of God must take place against the original Palestinians. If that is true, that means none of the original Palestinians would exist as it was in the case of Sodom and Gomorrah. So the judgment of God came on the Palestinians. Now let’s ask the question — how did the Caphtor/Sea/Northern People end up in the Promised Land? Let us go back to the article by Andrea to learn the true answer: “One of the most significant groups among the Sea Peoples who attacked Egypt in the fifth and eighth year of Ramesses III is the Peleset. This ethnonym, has been identified with the Biblical Philistines by Jean-François Champollion soon after his decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphic. Now, the Philistines, settling in the towns Asdod, Askelon, Gaza, Ekron, and Gath at the time of the upheavals of the Sea Peoples. Here is a map to show the traveling south which end up in these five cities.”

   Andrea continued: “Ramesses III fights against the Peleset both in the sea and in the land battles. In the Papyrus Harris, Ramesses III claims to have settled the vanquished Sea Peoples, among which are Peleset or Philistines, in strongholds bound in his name. This has induced some scholars to assume that the settlement of the Philistines in Canaan took place under Egyptian supervision.” We must recognize that Egyptian History has no agenda. Ramesses III was not a Jew nor a believer in God. He was simply writing the true history upon this papyrus.  Andrea continues: “After their settlement in Philistine, the Philistines rose to a position of power in the region owing to their military superiority over the local population, as exemplified by the famous engagement between David and Goliath.”  We read about this in I Samuel 17:50: “So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone and struck the Philistine and killed him. But there was no sword in the hand of David.”
Now archaeologists have studied the DNA from Philistine grave sites. Their investigations explain the origins of the Philistines. DNA is one hundred percent true science, no one can deny it. This destroys any doubt concerning the true identity of the original Philistines, surely they are not Arabs. They are certainly Greeks. As archaeologist Eric Cline states: “For more than a century we have debated the question of where the Philistines came from. Now we have the answer: Southern Europe, and probably more specifically mainland Greece, Crete, or Sardinia.” 

   It is very sad that many Arab Muslims claim to be the original people of the land when in reality neither they, nor the original Palestinians, are the original people of the land. We have mentioned previously the names of the true original people to the land, in Genesis 15:19-21.  All those people were killed as a judgment of God when their sins were full, as stated in Genesis 15:16. As for the original Palestinians who were resettled by Pharoah, Ramesses III they were also annihilated, not only throughout the wars with the Jewish people, but by the King of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar. What is so amazing is that not only the Arab Palestinians who live in the land of Israel are not Palestinians but none of the Arabs acknowledge them as Arabs either. They are simply a people group of mixed blood without heritage or culture. They may call themselves Palestinians but that will not make them the owners of the land of Israel. Let me close with this, if there was a man who lived in your town by the name of Mr. Smith and he died; then a few years later, I moved to your town and renamed myself as Mr. Smith, instead of Usama Dakdok...will this automatically make me the true owner of all the property of Mr. Smith?  

What about the true hatred of all Muslims for the Jews/Christians of the earth? This is what we will be investigation in our fifth and last part of this article.

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