The name “Samaritans” is translated in Hebrew as “Shamerim”, i.e. in Arabic the people of Shamer. There is conflict over the etymology of the name for the Samaritans between Jews and Hebrew about the source and meaning of this name, which was given to the group of Hebrews who refuse to describe themselves as Jews (similar to the stand of the Ethiopian Beta Israel in today’s State of Israel). They affirm that the Jews are foreigners and infidels and are not of the Israelites.
And this calls for the possibility of linking between the Samaritans i.e. “Shamerim” and inhabitants of Qafl Shamer District, which is one of the districts of the province of Hajjah in Yemen. And it is in the Houthis area today. If this possibility is true, this will strengthen the hypothesis affirming Yemeni origin of the Israelites and their being originally a Yemeni Arab tribe. (The Samaritans are Israelis with very strong Arab culture until today).
The Jewish historian Josephus Flavius asserts that the Samaritans are Hebrew but not Jewish
The following should be noted:
Firstly, Titus Flavius Josephus born Yosef ben Matityahu (38-100 AD) was a first-century Romano-Jewish scholar, historian and hagiographer, who was born in Jerusalem—then part of Roman Judea—to a father of priestly descent and a mother who claimed royal ancestry.
Secondly, he was not a Syrian, but a Jew who is probably a descendant of the Turkic Mongolian who expelled the Hebrew who were the first occupiers of Canaan, and occupied Canaan in their place. They invented the Jewish religion in 530 BC that replaced the Samaritan Hebrew religion and both groups -the Hebrew and the Jews- rely on two totally different versions of forged Torah (about 7000 disputed verses). The population of Samaritans in Israel is now estimated at 783 people divided between Nablus and the Holon area near Tel Aviv.)
Third, the Chaldeans are people of Mesopotamia, but their wealthy and the ruling class were Turkic Mongolian and the Chaldeans became their vassal people since they colonized Chaldea or Chaldaea from Assyria
Fourthly, the claim of the Jews and the Israelites that the Prophet Abraham is a Syrian is a requirement of illegitimate occupation of Canaan while the Prophet Abraham and his decedents and the children of Israel (Jacob) and all their early history were in Yemen and Abyssinia only
Fifth, the model of Joseph Ben Matityahu turned into a Roman citizen confirming the extent of the penetration of Turkic Mongolians in the Roman Empire and the role of the Jews in the invention of Catholic Christianity and other doctrines in Europe.
To understand the rift between Jews and Samarians and the very strong Arab culture of Samaritans watch the following two conflicting videos:
Unfortunately there is no videos in English language presenting the Samaritan opinions about themselves, the Arabs, and the Jews.