THE JEWS ARE MORE INDIGENOUS TO THE TERRITORY THAN ARE THE PALESTINIANS. NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE THE ORIGINS OF THE PALESTINIANS. THE BEST GUESS IS THAT THEY COME FROM PEOPLE WHO ROAMED THE MIDDLE EAST. THE JEWS, WITHOUT QUESTION, GO BACK THOUSANDS OF YEAR.
Which Jews? The Ashkenazim? The Ashkenazim are indigenous to Europe, being a people of mixed European and Semitic genealogy. The Mizrahim? Most Mizrahim are from the northern Middle East and are Syrians, Iraqis, Kurds and other peoples from those regions. Many of these peoples are Semitic, others aren’t. Most of these peoples that are Semitic derive their Judaism from ancestors who professed the religion but otherwise had nothing to do with Palestine. Throughout the millennia some of these peoples may have mixed with other Semitic peoples indigenous to Palestine, but that is neither here nor there.
Persians, Azerbaijanis, Uzbeks, and other non-Semitic peoples are also Mizrahim. Throughout the millennia they too mixed with peoples professing the Jewish faith, some of them undoubtedly having ancestors indigenous to Palestine, but that also is neither here nor there in regard to the assertion that “the Jews” go back thousands of years in Palestine.
There are other Jewish peoples with similar circumstances, such as the Sephardim and the Maghrebim.
To say that “the Jews” are more indigenous to the territory than are the Palestinians, and that “the Jews” go back thousands of years is the epitome of self-service based on simplistic and utterly stupid thinking that conflates ethnicity with religion as a rationalization for the oppression of an entire people.
REMEMBER THAT MUCH OF THE MIDDLE EAST WAS THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, LATER THE BRITISH MANDATE. THERE WAS NO COUNTRY FORMED BY THE PALESTINIANS.
The fact that there was no country formed by the Palestinians is irrelevant to the fact that the Palestinians, being indigenous to Palestine have rights to Palestine that the Israelis steadfastly deny to them. This is the crux of the conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis.