Jun. 11, 2019
“The first Philistines (not to be confused with present-day Palestinians) were invaders originating from Kaphtor (Cyprus or Crete), who arrived on the Gaza coast — close to Grar Stream. They were aggressive and determined.”…..
….”While the Strip’s current inhabitants are not descended from ancient non-Arab Philistines, they bring Gaza’s ancient past — and its intractable resistance to peaceable co-existence with the Jewish state — into the present.”…..