Previous excavations at the site, known as Tell es-Safi, uncovered ruins dating to the 9th and 10th centuries BCE.
“There’s no connection between the ancient Philistines & the modern Palestinians, whose ancestors came from the Arabian Peninsula to the Land of Israel thousands of years later,” Netanyahu tweeted.
"We found infants that were too young to travel... so they were born on site. And their DNA revealed [that] their parents’ heritage was not from the local population."
"We're pushing for the signing of the overfly agreement by this quarter, as Israel is a seasonal market."
The book is fast-paced and well-written, but it is not very compelling.