are palestinians people who were christians or jewish in the past now they are muslims?
they have to adopt arab as their language?
- Shay pLv 74 years agoFavorite Answer
No, the Philistines were an aggressive, warmongering people who occupied a part of southwest Israel between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. The name “Philistine” comes from the Hebrew word Philistia, and the Greek rendering of the name, palaistinei, gives us the modern name “Palsetine.” The Philistines are first recorded in Scripture in the Table of Nations, a list of the patriarchal founders of seventy nations descended from Noah (Genesis 10:14). It is thought that the Philistines originated in Caphtor, the Hebrew name for the island of Crete and the whole Aegean region (Amos 9:7; Jeremiah 47:4). For unknown reasons, they migrated from that region to the Mediterranean coast near Gaza. Because of their maritime history, the Philistines are often associated with the “Sea Peoples.” The Bible records that the Philistines had contact with both Abraham and Isaac as early as 2000 B.C. (Genesis 21:32, 34; 26:1, 8).
With the exception of Jeremiah chapter 47, there are very few prophetic references to the Philistines. In the end, the Philistines were assimilated into Canaanite culture. They eventually disappeared from the biblical record and from history altogether, leaving behind nothing !!!!
- LeKat!Lv 64 years ago
You are confusing.
Palestine is name for Israel which the Romans set after conquering Israel (Around 100 CE). The Romans wasn't Christians at that time! They became Christians only at 380 CE. Also the Islam wasn't born, since Mohammed was born at 570.
So, 2000 years ago, Israel was a Jewish country.
After the Romans have conquered it on ~70 CE, The Jews were sent to exile, and since then Israel switched hands (Christians, Muslims) until 1948, the date Israel of today declared independence.
The people who are so-called "Palestinians" are Arab (mainly Muslim) people which immigrated to this land during the Ottoman Empire. They lived in small tribes and they have no connection to the name Palestine which the Romans gave to that land.
hoping this made you some order in the mess...Source(s): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Christian... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad
- Anonymous4 years ago
Palestinians before Islamic conquest belonged to Canaanite culture which is where ancient Arabic language originates. In the 7th century it was true the Muslims placed a siege around the walls of Jerusalem until the city people agreed without a fight to open the gates and accept the new rule. The Palestinians only did so not because of siege but because their priests followed what the scripture told them. They saw the Muslim arrival as a fulfillment of a prophecy in the Bible. The Muslims means the faith or religion not a new race as Muslims were from different races. Hence to make sure the Palestinians requested to see the caliph in person who came to them alone on the back on a donkey before they agreed to open the gates. And the people of church of nativity know this story fully well. Jerusalem opened its doors to Islam without any sort of bloodshed. In return the caliph promised to protect the church of nativity that remains until today and is still a Palestinian not Israeli monument. In other words any ignorant Christians criticizing Muslims for the conquest are simply denying a prophecy of the Bible. Palestinian Samaritan Jews refuse to hold Israeli passports . They are Palestinian citizens not Israelis.
- AmbistomaLv 74 years ago
Ethnicity, religion, and language are all different. Palestinians speak Arabic, yes, but a good number of Palestinians are Christian, and many (perhaps most) Muslims don't speak Arabic.
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- Kevin7Lv 74 years ago
Some Arab Palestinians do have Jewish roots,often hidden because of anti-Jewish discrimination . Most Arab Palestinians are Christian or Muslim. Samaritans which have dual Israeli/Palestinian citizenship are a Jewish offshoot group,usually regarded as Jews by modern Jewish authorities.The Jews were the FIRST Palestinians.The Romans created the term Palestine to deny the Jewish heritage of Israel.Jews have used the term Palestinian for thousands of years.Arabs have used the term Palestinian for only about 100 years .
- PetitLv 64 years ago
Yes! Palestinian Jews and Christians converted to Islam over centuries and became fully Arabized. This is backed up by irrefutable evidence based on researches by ISRAELI and JEWISH experts on the subject. They found Jewish origin among Arab families in Palestine (up to 90% of the population). They also found that those families share similarity in culture practiced by the first Palestinian Jews. Check out this documentary:
As for the regular liars like Simple Simon and others, they failed to provide ONE single evidence that Palestinians are recent arrivals nor did they attempt to refute the evidence coming from British and Ottoman sources which show that Arab population growth was natural and not effected by any mass immigration. They can't seem to explain how did hundreds of thousands of people immigrate without being noticed by ANYONE! Not to mention the irrefutable evidence of their Jewish origin.
- S BLv 64 years ago
The concept of Palestinians as a people is extremely recent. It makes about as much sense as asking if there were Christian Liberians before the 19th century. There were no Liberians for the same reason there were no Palestinian, both are recently constructed identities.
Jews who existed wherever were always Jews, and belonged to the Jewish people. Christians were usually known by their cultural affiliations (Greeks, Aramic, Armenians, etc). People of the area were known as Levantine and the term "Palestinian" was rarely used, and when used, was only used by foreign invaders to refer to an area conquered by foreigners.
But, yes, many Christians and Jews were converted by both hard and soft force, since under Muslim occupation, Christian and Jews were persecuted third class citizens who lived by their conquerers mercy. The Arabic language was adopted by many for the same reason.
- kaganateLv 74 years ago
The Arab ethnicity of "Palestinian" was invented and defined by the PLO charter of 1964 as Arabs who started to live on territory claimed by Israel by 1946.
ie: it includes any Arabs from any origin who happened to be living in the area in 1946 -- even if they had just arrived from half the world away (the Arab world is about the size of Europe and America put together)
lets back your question up just a little bit and redefine it like this:
"Are the Arabs who live in the area of Israel descendants of Christians and Jews who were converted to Islam?"
And the answer to that is NO as well --
The earliest Arab arrivals in Israel came with the armies of the Caliph Umar and started to occupy and settle.
From that time through today, there were always well defined separate communities of Jews, Arabs, about 6 different kinds of Christian, and somewhat later also Muslims of different ethnicities -- Turks and Persians and most recently Circassians
To this day, much of Israel's Muslim population (the traditionalist ones among them) live in separate Clan or Tribal groups that do not even mix with other Muslim Clans or Tribes.
(the area of the "Palestinian Authority" for example contains 9 separate and unrelated Tribes of which there are 8 separate groupings which do not intermarry between themselves)
There was never any mass-mixing event or any mass-conversion event.
The Jewish communities date from before the Romans and there are synagogues in Israel today which have functioned uninterrupted for 800 years or more,
the Christian communities started from the very earliest days of Christianity and Greeks and Armenians and other Christian communities came into Israel 400 years before the first Arabs, and the biggest and most famous Churches that still operate were started in the 6th centruy, the 12th century, etc.
- trancinguyLv 64 years ago
Yes, research Umar bin Alkhattab, he and the locals rebuilt the holy place for prostration.Source(s): Alaqsa: http://aqsamn.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Aqsa1... Not Alaqsa: http://islaminform.com/sites/default/files/3.jpg
- Anonymous4 years ago
Yes and that is why Zionism has largely been discredited.
The Palestinians are the "real" Jews of the Torah era who first converted to Christianity then later to Islam.
Around the time of Christ Torah based Judaism was in decline and what was to become Rabbinic Talmudism was replacing it.
Rabbinic Talmudism basically left Palestine and developed in other regions.
Non-Jewish individuals. tribes and groups converted to this "new" religion.
The three main convert groups were Berbers in North Africa, Greek colonists in what is now Sicily and Southern Italy and the Khazars of Central Asia / Europe.
There were other conversions in the Balkans, Yemen, Ethiopia and in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa.
This why DNA studies have proven that Jews across the world are unrelated to Jews from hundreds or thousand of miles away.
Most "modern: Jews and especially Zionists become emotional basket-cases when they hear these facts because tit is part of their mythical "unique" character that they claim to be one tribe.
DNA science is impartial and has proven them wrong.
Historians have proven that there is no diaspora because there was no exile in Roman times. Exile is a myth as is Zionism.