The indigenous people of Palestine are semi-nomadic agro-pastoralists who have lived in the land for almost two millennia. They live in rural areas around Bethlehem, Hebron, Jericho, Jerusalem, and the Jordan Valley.


The question is about the Indigenous Palestinians who have been living in this land for 1000’s of years before Abraham, Jacob, and Jesus, some of them were Arab, Phoenician, Hebrew, Bedouins, etc…

The story of Abraham, the patriarch revered in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, begins in the ancient city of Ur in Chaldea, present-day Iraq. Following God’s instructions, Abraham journeyed to Hebron in Palestine, where he settled with his family.

During a famine, Abraham and his family sought refuge in Egypt, where they lived temporarily. However, when the Pharaoh discovered that Sarai was Abraham’s wife, not his sister as they had claimed, he asked them to leave Egypt. They returned to Hebron, the land promised to Abraham and his descendants.

When Joseph, son of Jacob, was sold to Arabs into slavery by his jealous brothers, he was taken to Egypt and sold to the Pharaoh. This marks the second entry of the Hebrews into Egypt, as Joseph rose to power and played a pivotal role in Egyptian history.

Generations later, Moses led the Hebrews out of Egypt, marking the Exodus, a foundational event in Jewish history. The Hebrews returned to the land of their ancestors, Hebron and beyond, laying the groundwork for what would become Judaism.

Over time, the followers of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam emerged from this shared history. Some embraced these faiths, while others did not, creating diverse religious communities. The indigenous people of this land, including modern-day Palestinians, are descendants of the ancient inhabitants who lived there for thousands of years, regardless of their religious beliefs.

Today, the Palestinians, whether they identify as Jewish, Christian, or Muslim, are the inheritors of this rich history. Their connection to the land predates the divisions of religion, and their presence is a testament to the enduring legacy of the ancient peoples who called this region home.