A comment left at Yusuf Munayyer's LATimes' op-ed:
In writing "Palestinian denialism, while existent and problematic, is a function of politics. If anything, there’s evidence to show that Palestinians did not deny the Jewish connection to the land until it was used to justify Palestinian dispossession after the creation of modern Israel in 1948." I am not accusing Munayyer of racism for this but simply total misrepresentation, defactualization of history and propagandizing.
The first Jew to be killed for obtaining a license to purchase property in Jerusalem in was Avraham Tzoref in...1851. Before the founding of a political movement, Zionism, to return Jews to the historic homeland illegally conquered, occupied and settled by Arabs who invaded the area in 638, Jews were killed and it went on before and during the Mandate which the League of Nations recognized that Jews had, Article 5, a right that their immigration should be facilitated and further, the Mandate power "shall encourage, in co-operation with the Jewish agency referred to in Article 4, close settlement by Jews on the land, including State lands and waste lands not required for public purposes."
In 1920, Arabs rioted. And in 1921. And in 1929. And during 1936-39. Over 700 hundred Jews were murdered, many horribly. In a prequel, Arabs claimed Jews wanted to destroy the Haram compound. A campaign of ethnic cleansing was under way as thousands of Jews who had lived for centuries in areas now termed the "West Bank" (after in 1950 Jordanians (a people created in 1922 when a Saudi Arabian was granted an Emirate in part of the territory originally part of the Jewish homeland was separated from the terms of the Mandate) illegally annexed the area becoming the first state to deny local Arabs their rights. Munyyaer lies; there certainly was denial before 1948.
There is so much more there.
He claims that razing of villages "effectively wiping most of the Palestinian presence off the map." But there seems to be enough villages and Arabs around still.