Palestine

Palestine is in Asia
     Boundaries of Roman Syria Palaestina, where dashed green line shows the boundary between Byzantine Palaestina Prima and Palaestina Secunda, as well as Palaestina Salutaris

     Borders of the British Mandate of Palestine

     Borders of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, claimed by State of Palestine

Palestine is a region in the Middle East. It is in the Levant, between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.[1][2][3] Many cultures have lived in Palestine through history and built their civilizations, such as the Philistines, Phoenicians and Arabs. It is also called the Holy Land. It is where Judaism and Christianity began.

Today, the region is divided into two states: Israel and the State of Palestine. The territories in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have been disputed between Israel and Palestine,.[4][5] with Israel Many cities in the region are sacred to Abrahamic religions: Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth and Hebron are among the most important. Now Palestine only owns a quarter of the country.

The name Palestine comes from the word Plesheth, meaning "invaders" but Palestinians are not invaders. In English it is usually written Philistine. The Philistines were a people who invaded the area.They were probably a Greek people, who did not speak Arabic, not too surprising as the Arabs came to Palestine nearly 2000 years later.

State of Palestine

The State of Palestine, also known simply as Palestine, is a de jure sovereign state in the Middle East.[6][7] It is recognized by 136 UN members. Since 2012 it has non-member observer state in the United Nations. This amounts to a de facto, or implicit, recognition of statehood.[8][9][10]

The State of Palestine claims the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as its territory. Its independence was declared on 15 November 1988.

Other Languages
Acèh: Palèstina
Alemannisch: Palästina
አማርኛ: ፍልስጤም
العربية: فلسطين
aragonés: Palestina
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܦܠܣܛܝܢ
asturianu: Palestina
azərbaycanca: Fələstin
تۆرکجه: فیلیسطین
Bân-lâm-gú: Palestine
башҡортса: Фәләстин
беларуская: Палесціна
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Палестына
български: Палестина
brezhoneg: Palestina
català: Palestina
Чӑвашла: Палестина
čeština: Palestina
Cymraeg: Palesteina
dansk: Palæstina
davvisámegiella: Palestiinná
Deitsch: Baaleschdi
Ελληνικά: Παλαιστίνη
Esperanto: Palestino
euskara: Palestina
فارسی: فلسطین
føroyskt: Palestina
français: Palestine
Frysk: Palestina
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Palestine
Hausa: Falasdinu
hrvatski: Palestina
Ilokano: Palestina
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: পালেসটিনা
Bahasa Indonesia: Palestina
interlingua: Palestina
Interlingue: Palestina
íslenska: Palestína
italiano: Palestina
Basa Jawa: Palèstina
kalaallisut: Palæstina
къарачай-малкъар: Палестина
ქართული: პალესტინა
қазақша: Палестина
kernowek: Palestayn
Кыргызча: Палестина
Latina: Palaestina
latviešu: Palestīna
Lëtzebuergesch: Palestina
Ligure: Palestinna
македонски: Палестина
მარგალური: პალესტინა
مصرى: فلسطين
مازِرونی: فلسطین
Bahasa Melayu: Palestin
Baso Minangkabau: Palestina
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Palestine
Nederlands: Palestina (regio)
日本語: パレスチナ
нохчийн: ПалестӀина
norsk nynorsk: Palestina
پنجابی: فلسطین
پښتو: فلسطين
polski: Palestyna
română: Palestina
Romani: Palestina
Runa Simi: Palistina
русский: Палестина
Gagana Samoa: Palesitina
Scots: Palestine
shqip: Palestina
sicilianu: Palistina
slovenščina: Palestina
Soomaaliga: Falastiin
کوردی: فەلەستین
српски / srpski: Палестина (регион)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Palestina
svenska: Palestina
татарча/tatarça: Фәлистыйн
тоҷикӣ: Фаластин
Türkçe: Filistin
ᨅᨔ ᨕᨘᨁᨗ: Palestina
українська: Палестина
اردو: فلسطین
Tiếng Việt: Palestine (khu vực)
Winaray: Palestina
Wolof: Palestiin
ייִדיש: פאלעסטינע
Yorùbá: Palẹstínì
粵語: 巴勒斯坦