Comment: The "vast majority" did not live "outside"

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The "vast majority" did not live "outside"

the territory of what is now called israel.

I'm sure you've seen this map of the slow infiltration and settlement expansion from what Palestine was to how Palestine is today. Power and greed is in play here, nothing even remotely related to the bible. And the one thing you are correct about is that all inhabitants have an EQUAL CLAIM to the land!

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