There is no doubt that Hebrew Israelite is totally a different group from the relatively newer Jews. It is very important to draw clear distinctions between three different groups who are commonly regarded as one group.
First: The ancient Yemeni Semite Arab Hebrews Israelite “sons of Israel” those who entered Ethiopia staring with Patriarch Joseph then into the whole of Africa before the Ten Commandments in 1446 BC. This Semitic group created wide spread Hebrew Israelite slavery in all parts of Africa.
Second: The ancient Yemeni Semite Arab Hebrews Israelite “sons of Israel” who went back to Yemen in the Exodus of 1446 BC then invaded, colonized, and mixed with the Canaanites since 1400 BC. Later on, they were mostly deported to North Africa by the third group since the invention of Jews and Judaism.
And, the third group is the Turkic Mongolian “Jews” and followers of “Judaism” who were invented by Turkic Persia in 580 BC after a fraudulent Babylonian Return, replacing few hundreds of Hebrew Israelite captive rulers from the House of David by many hundreds of thousands of Turkic settlers. This created “The Jews” who invaded and colonized the Hebrew Israelite former invaders and colonizers of Canaan.
There are plenty of evidences proving Hebrew Israelite presence in almost all parts of Africa since 1800 BC, before they got any religion. And this presence is the tip of a colossal iceberg of savage slavery and bloodshed. For more information on the ancient Hebrew Israelite presence in almost all parts of Africa read an extensive study written by modern Jewish scholar on the following links:
A very important and interesting possible link to the origins of Fulani could be deducted from an article titled “The Israelite in Sudan and the Jews in the land of the Mahdi” It could suggest that earlier light-complexion Fulani were Hebrew Israelite from Yemeni ancestry who slowly moved first from Ethiopia and the Sudan then spread into East, Central, North and West Africa to raid and enslave all Africans.
This hypothesis allows a room to suggest that the expelled Canaanites and Hebrew Israelite by Turkic Jews after 530 BC joined forces with the groups who came from Yemen via Sudan and Ethiopia starting from 1800 BC in North Africa. They were also joined by further Turkic invaders and settlers after 660 AD.
The sudden massive waves of people fleeing their collapsed countries in 1300 BC on the Mediterranean Sea, who are known as “the Sea People” also invaded the Levant, Egypt, and the rest of North Africa. These groups could had added further pressures and complexity that faced the indigenous Amazeigh (Berber) and the Hebrew Israelite bandits of slavery in North Africa extending from Egypt to Morocco and Mauritania. The principle aim of Hebrew Israelite raids in Africa was to get gold, slaves, and livestock.
This brutal slavery devastated African communities and their progress. It created many terrible practices like homosexuality, female genital mutilation, debts, mass migration, human marking, and prostitution.