I don’t know where you are “coming from,” Jackdaw, but you seem to be clearly in the bubble of Zionist denial that Abu Sitta describes (and in which so many others of us humans live). Simply turning the accusation back against him won’t help. Instead of trying to teach this superbly educated man about his family, you would do better to read his recent memoir, “Mapping My Return.”
Humans have been moving freely around Mother Earth ever since Adam and Eve left Eden. Modern establishment of political boundaries and control over them are unfortunate, in my view. God created us to SHARE the earth and to care for it well; but we have failed in both of these intended activities, which failings have the strong potential to end our life on this wonderful planet.
In the long history of human life, the present State of Israel and occupied Palestine was inhabited by many different ethnic/cultural groups. Only according to the self-serving Jewish scriptures did God give it to the soi-disant “chosen people.”
Let us ALL cooperate in living peacefully, productively and happily TOGETHER instead of feverishly buying and selling–and worse, conquering and expelling.