" เป็นเรื่องที่ไม่ถูกต้อง เพราะต้องมา ปล้น แผ่นดินของชาว ปาเลสไตน์
เพื่อนำแผ่นดินไปเป็นประเทศใหม่ของตัว ดินแดนในแอฟริกายังมีอีก บานเบอะเยอะแยะ "
The term "Palestinian" first came into use during
the Roman period:
"Palestina" was the name Rome gave to its
(predominantly Jewish) colonies in the Levant.
The name was later adopted by the British
during the mandate period, 1917-1948. For a time,
it referred to all those living in this region,
including Jews. During the first period of Israel's
existence, 1948-1967, "Palestinian" was not
a term much used in reference to the people
now known as the Palestinians.
Gazans were considered Egyptians; West Bank
Arabs were considered Jordanians. At most,
they might have been called "Palestinian Arabs" a reference to location, not identity. The term
gained currency following the 1967 Six Day War,
when Arab leaders, particularly Egypt's Nasser,
decided to adopt a guerrilla approach in his
efforts to destroy Israel. He anointed Yasser
Arafat head of this guerrilla effort, who adopted
the rhetoric of national liberation struggles of
the sort popular throughout the Third World then.
Thus the "Palestinian people" were born.
As late as 1974, it was possible for Israeli
Prime Minister Golda Meir to claim that the
very term "Palestinian" was a fabrication.
But that became increasingly difficult as Arafat
and the PLO won international acceptance,
particularly at the UN. Since then, it is fair
to say that a genuine "Palestinian" identity
has taken shape, the result of living for decades
under Israeli rule or in harsh refugee camps
throughout the Arab world. (*Harsh because
the Arab states, with breathtaking cruelty and
cynicism, never allowed these refugees to
assimilate into their populations.*) That identity
has been strengthened by the first intifada
of 1987-1992, and by the current wave of
To a large extent, Palestinian identity is a
creation of Arafat, and it will be interesting
to see if it can survive him. Perhaps it can,
and I don't see much point in denying Palestinians
their unique identity. At the same time, it's
important to keep in mind how recently their
identity was formed...
*** Mr. นิติภูมิ นวรัตน์ pls Go back and read some history books mai na ka
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