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So the leaders of “Palestine” were born where?

arafatExtracted in good faith from a Facebook page…

Some people say that Arabs are “native Palestinians”, while Jews are “invaders” and “settlers”. I read the biographies of Israeli and Palestinian Arab political leaders, and was confused. Who out of recent Israeli and Palestinian Arab leaders was born in Palestine?


Israeli Leaders
Igal Allon. Interim Prime Minister of Israel in 1969 born 10 October 1918 in Kfar Tavor, Ottoman Empire, Palestine
Yitzchak Rabin. Prime Minister. Born 1 March 1922, Jerusalem, British Mandate of Palestine.
Benjamín Netanyahu. Born 21 October 1949 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Ehud Barak. Born 12 February 1942 in Mishmar HaSharon, British Mandate of Palestine
Ariel Sharon. Born 26 February 1928 in, Kfar Malal, British Mandate of Palestine
Ehud Olmert. Born 30 September 1945 in Binyamina-Giv’at Ada, British Mandate of Palestine.
Izhak Navon, Israeli President in 1977-1982. Born 9 April 1921 in Jerusalem, British Mandate of Palestine.
Ezer Weizman. Israeli President in 1993-2000. Born on 15 June 1924 in Tel Aviv, British Mandate of Palestine.

Palestinian leaders.
Yasser Arafat. Born 24 August 1929 in Cairo, Egypt (Cairo, in case someone does not know this, is the capital of Egypt and Egypt is not in Palestine. It´s not even in the Middle East; Egypt is situated in Africa.)
Mahmud az-Zahar. Born in 1945, in Cairo, Egypt.
Saeb Erekat. Born April 28, 1955, in Jordan. He has the Jordanian citizenship.
Faisal Abdel Qader Al-Husseini. Born 1948 in Baghdad, Iraq.
Sari Nusseibeh. Born in 1949 in Damascus, Syria

So, Israeli leaders born in Palestine are “invaders” and “settlers”- while Palestinian Arab leaders born in Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Tunisia are “native Palestinians” ?

I can’t confirm the accuracy of this, but all the details are easily verifiable. If the writer of this piece has a problem with me passing it on, please contact me.


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