Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that ancient Palestinians’ origin belongs to south of Europe, while modern Palestinians’ origin belongs to the Arabian Peninsula.
In a series of tweets at his account at Twitter, Netanyahu wrote “A new study of DNA retrieved from an ancient Palestinian place in the city of Ashkelon proves that the origin of ancient Palestinians belongs to south of Europe”.
He also said that “The holy book mentions a place called Kaftor, which is possibly the modern island of Kret. There is no connection between ancient Palestinians and current ones whose ancestors came from the Arabian Peninsula to the land of Israel after thousands of years”.
He added that the “link between Palestinians and the land of Israel is nothing compared to 4000 thousands of connection between the Jewish people and the land”.