Hugh Fitzgerald wrote this morning:
No one bothered to ask what features — religion, language, cuisine, folksongs, dances — distinguished the “Palestinian people” from other Sunni Arabs in the neighborhood, but had they done so, they would have discovered there were no such distinctive features….
So keep asking, on every possible occasion: what exactly are the features that distinguish the “Palestinian” people from all others? We have seen that it can’t be a matter of language, religion, ethnicity, cuisine, dances, folk culture. The answer is that there are no such distinctive features.