Extracts from: Bosnia - Motherland of "Palestinians" - by Manfred R. Lehmann and
“Palestinians ‘Peoplehood’ Based on a Big Lie” by Eli E. Hertz.
The Arab Palestinian nationality (which was officially invented in 1964) is an entity defined by its opposition to Zionism (the Jewish national liberation movement) and not by its national aspirations.
Like a mantra, Arabs repeatedly claim that the Palestinians are a native people of Israel. The concept of a ‘Stateless Palestinian people’ is not based on fact. It is a fabrication! The following is a chronology of an ethnic makeup of so-called Palestinians and their origin.
During the Ottoman Empire.
Until the Jews began returning to the Land of Israel in increasing numbers from the late 19th century, the area called Palestine was a God-forsaken backwash that was controlled by the Ottoman Empire.
From 1880-1884, the Turkish government settled Muslim Circassians refugees in the Golan to ward off Bedouin robbers. Other settlers in the area included Sudanese, Algerians, Kurds.
In 1878, an Ottoman law granted lands in Palestine to the Moslem refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Carmel region, in the Galilee, in the Plain of Sharon, and in Caesarea. The refugees were further attracted by 12-year tax exemptions and exemption from military service.
The same colonization policy was also directed toward Moslem refugees from Russia - particularly from the Crimea and the Caucasus. They were Circassians and Turkmenians - leading to their settling in Abu Gosh, near Jerusalem, and in the Golan Heights. Refugees from Algeria and Egypt were also settled in Jaffa, Gaza, Jericho and the Golan.
British Mandate: 1917-1947
In 1923, having discovered that the Golan lacks oil, but that the Mosul area in northern Syria is rich in oil, the British cede the Golan to France in exchange for Mosul. At the same time, Trans-Jordan was ceded from the Palestinian Mandate, Egypt was given control of the Sinai, and the British and France gained control of the Suez Canal. (82% of Jewish land was sacrificed in the process!)
In 1934 alone, 30,000 Syrian Arabs from the Hauran moved across the northern frontier into the Palestine Mandate, attracted by work in and around the newly built British port and the construction of other infrastructure projects. They even dubbed Haifa as Um el-Amal (‘the city of work’).
The Ottoman Turk’ census (1882) recorded only 141,000 Muslims in Palestine. The British census in 1922 reported 650,000 Muslims. (Isn’t that a peculiarly sharp increase of population?)