Those who wrongly call themselves Palestinians claim there was a Palestinian nation that existed prior to the Israel of today. Without a nation of Palestine, there can be no merit to Jewish invaders and European colonizers. A nation that does not exist cannot be invaded by anyone, nor can anything be colonized.
Historical nations leave some remnant of themselves behind as proof they existed. Maps that showed borders as they were, currency unique to those nations, to name just two of many types of remnants from what was.
Nothing of a Palestinian nation that used to exist has ever been discovered.
Not a single map discovered shows Palestine ever existed, no currency of any kind has ever been found, nothing has ever proven the existence of what only exists in the minds of modern people.
The reason nothing exists to prove there ever was a Palestinian nation is due to the fact there never has been a Palestinian nation in the history of the world.
Without a nation of the past to invade, there can be no invaders. No nation can send colonizers to a country that does not exist.
Ancient Egypt has far more than pyramids to prove the ancient Egyptians lived.
No one denies Ancient Greece existed due to the evidence that survived history.
Ancient Romans left their mark proving ancient Rome existed.
Throughout the world, remnants of ancients have been discovered that predate Christianity, including ancient Israel, who still have the wall where their Temple once stood.
For there to be an Islamic state of Palestine, there is no need to go back all that far, relatively speaking to other nations that existed and left their mark.
Islam’s Prophet Muhammad’s time on Earth ended in 632 AD/ACE, and never left Arabia. For there to have been an Islamic nation called Palestine, there should be evidence. It was not that long ago, relatively speaking to ancient cultures like Egypt.
The reason nothing has been found to support the belief that Palestine was a nation is because there has never been one.
Without there being a nation of Palestine, there can be no Palestinians, as the term is used today.
What can be found in historical records, like the Balfour Agreement and Mandate for Palestine, are references to the land called Palestine, which was never a country. Those references are always in reference to Palestine being the ancient Jewish homeland, not Islamic.
Historical evidence is required to support the claim of a nation that used to exist. Without evidence, it falls under the realm of historical fiction, rather than history. Evidence matters.