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Palestinians tell Gingrich to learn history after ‘invented people’ claim | guardian.co.uk

Palestinian officials have reacted with dismay after the Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich said Palestinians were an “invented” people.

The Palestinian prime minister, Salam Fayyad, said Gingrich was denying “historical truths”.

Gingrich said in an interview with The Jewish Channel that Palestinians were not a race of people because they had never had a state and because they were part of the Ottoman empire before the British mandate and Israel’s creation.

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