Furore over study on Palestinian origins
The paper examines genetic variability in Palestinians and finds a close genetic relationship between Jews and Palestinians. But controversially, it also includes a historical introduction called Jews living in the Gaza strip “colonists” and describing some Palestinians as living in concentration camps.
In a highly unusual move, the journal Human Immunology — which published the paper in September — has removed all electronic versions of the article and has sent a letter to individual subscribers and librarians advising them to ignore the paper.
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Reference: Nature 414, 382 (2001)