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"This land has been Arab par excellence since the Eocene epoch" says university professor, claiming Arab rule since before the actual appearance of mankind

“In participation with the advisory cultural council and Al-Quds Open University in Tulkarem, the [PA] Ministry of Culture launched a book fair yesterday [March 14, 2022] as part of the 2022 National Culture Day events…


On the sidelines of the fair, a conference was held entitled ‘The historical narrative versus the occupation’s narrative,’ during which Al-Quds Open University lecturer Abd Al-Rahim Ghannam spoke…


Ghannam said that the historical narrative must be aided by archaeologists and anthropologists who have proven that Palestine, from its north to its south, was the first in the growth of civilizations, and that this land has been Arab par excellence since the Eocene epoch (sic., the Palestinians have no history prior to the modern period, and the Land of Israel certainly was not “Arab” or “Palestine” in the Eocene epoch 56-33.9 million years ago, which was before the appearance of mankind)."