The Jebusites are traced through the line of Ham and Canaan and are listed alongside other clans such as the Amorites and Girgashites. In the time of the judges, Jerusalem (known then as Jebus) was attacked and burned by the men of Judah, but the Jebusites were allowed to stay. Centuries later David captured the city and made it his capital. The remnants of the Jebusites became bondservants during Solomon’s reign.  Modern-day politician Yasser Arafat claimed that Palestinian Arabs are descended from the Jebusites, in an attempt to argue that Palestinians have a historic claim to Jerusalem that precedes the Jewish one, similar to the more common Palestinian Arab claim that they are descended from the Canaanites. However, there is no evidence to support this claim.