That's it. You guys all need to here this for what it actually is because I am sick of people being biased on this. Whoever says Palestine doesn't exist, or Palestinians do not exist, they are the ones who need to go to school, or at least read a book...learn something.
The name itself 'Palestine' DID INDEED come from the Phillistines. How do I know this? It's A PROVEN FACT because PALESTINE in arabic is pronounced Fuh-liss-teen. There is no letter P in arabic. Next, in 1896 following the appearance of anti-Semitism in Europe, Theodore Herzl, the founder of Zionism tried to find a political solution for the problem in his book, 'The Jewish State'. He advocated the creation of a Jewish state in Argentina or Palestine.
In 1906 the Zionist congress decided the Jewish homeland should be Palestine. WITHOUT THE PALESTINIANS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT!
Palestine was not was technically owned by Britain, decided by the UN. They still had their freedom and their laws, but it was not an independent state.
AFTER WORLD WAR 2, the jews, as many of you know, were 'a nation without a land' as many say. No countries would bring the Jews in, but Britain decided that the Jews would go to Palestine and settle their, without the consent of approval of the Palestinians (ALL ARABS, muslim, some christian, few jews).
In 1948, MAY 15, BRITAIN PULLED OUT OF PALESTINE, and gave ALL THE POWER to the JEWS WHO HAD JUST SETTLED THERE! Of corse this sparked up a war, Palestinians were being chased out of their houses and their land! They were being slaughtered and families killed, bulldozered, etc etc. And now of course, we know this COUNTRY as ISRAEL.
This naturally started the first ARAB-ISRAELI war. There were protests and retaliation of Jewish settlement because the unarmed Arabs were being chased and massacred out of their towns and homes.
armies of Egypt, Transjordan (now Jordan), Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq joined Palestinian and other Arab guerrillas who had been fighting Jewish forces since November 1947
The war now became an international conflict, the first Arab-Israeli War. The Arabs failed to prevent establishment of a Jewish state, and the war ended with four UN-arranged armistice agreements between Israel and Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria.
Of the more than 800,000 Arabs who lived in Israeli held territory before 1948, only about 170,000 remained.
The rest became refugees in the surrounding Arab countries, ending the Arab majority in the Jewish state.

The Palestine Liberation Organization was established. On 1 January 1965 The Palestine 'Revolution' began.The formation of a united Arab military command that massed troops along the borders, together with Egypt's closing of the Straits of Tiran and Nasser's insistence in 1967 that the UNEF leave Egypt, led Israel to attack Egypt, Jordan, and Syria simultaneously on June 5 of that year.

The war ended six days later with an Israeli victory. Israel's French-equipped air force wiped out the air power of its antagonists and was the chief instrument in the destruction of the Arab armies.

I would have written this extensively with much detail and all that, but it would be one heck of a long story, not enough time to write it all. IT would make an excellent essay paper.

And another thing, to straighten this out, some people are making far too many typos...and I do not believe anyone's arguement if they cannot even get the names right:

Palestine...therefore you are Palestinian. Not palastini, palasteni, PALESTINIAN!

Secondly, if you are muslim, does not mean you are an arab. You may/probably speak arabic, because that is the lauguage of the kuran, but that does not make you an arab.

You are an arab if you are from the Middle-East, and speak arabic. The following countries are in the Middle-East...don't get it twisted:
Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lybia, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, UAE, Yemen.
by Kinda October 06, 2006
NOT a country now NOT a country ever.
terrorist wet dream state wherein all Israelites have been exterminated by genocide in the name of the religion of peaceful genocide. Thankfully palestine is no more likely than islamic world domination as the world doesn't want more paedophiles like islam's founder.
by palestine no May 26, 2013
no longer exists, got ass kicked by israel and filled with angry towel heads who wont let it go
palestine is shit
by acevent May 28, 2012
Palestine has been under Israeli occupation since 1948, when it occupied the land in order to create a purely Jewish state.

Israel are now funded by the USA and get billions of dollars every year for medical aid, weapons etc...

Palestine receives no funding from the USA, and only gets help from other middle eastern countries (syria probably being the wealthiest, although nowhere near as much as the USA).

Palestine has been described by many as uncapable to fighting in a war. They are no match for the Israeli forces.

Some have unfortunately turned to extremism, using suicide bombs to harm isralis, as a means of resistance, however it should be noted that ONLY A TINY PERCENTAGE OF PALESTINIANS TURN TO THIS EXTREMISM. Most people are trying to passively resist the israeli forces by tryign to live normal lives. Some wake up hoping their four walls are still up.

Unfortunately fighting still goes on, and we can only hope the two nations can live together peacefully in the future.
My GReat Aunt is a Christian Palestinian. She is 89 years old and lives alone, in Palestine.
by nnah November 26, 2006
A very small town in east texas.Fondly reffered to by younger natives as P-town. The population mainly consists of rednecks who listen to rap and pat green, drink beer, and smoke shit weed. There are two school's in P-town- Palestine ISD and Westwood ISD. The reasoning behind this has yet to be discovered. The highlights of P-town include a Wal-Mart supercenter, El-Torro's (a "mexican" food restaurant), over 100 churches, some prisons, the annual Hot Pepper Festival, Hard Hat Harry-everyone's favorite homeless guy, and Adrian Peterson. Most people will drive through this town sooner or later, so if you happen to come across it.. don't stop or get out of your car.
I hate Palestine.

Man, I really fucking hate Palestine!

I can't wait to get out of Palestine.

I love Palestine and I am also very stupid. That explains why.
by oh, you know who March 10, 2005
Palestine is, was, and always will be a nation. Don't be fooled when you hear falsities like Palestine being a land without a people, for a people without a land. Palestine has always been home to Palestinian people of all faiths. In 1948 Zionist immigrants decided to declare a homeland in Palestine by the name of Israel, and were responsible for the destruction of Palestinian villages, the massacres of Palestinian people, and the displacement of thousands of refugees. To this day, Palestinian people in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem are living under an illegal military occupation carried out by the Israeli Occupation Forces. These forces are also responsible for curfews, extra-judicial assasinations, and the killing of innocent civilians.
The Palestinian refugees living in refugee camps in the Middle East originally hailed from Palestine, and will always be Palestinian.
by Palestina July 14, 2005
A land stuck between a rock and a hard place. Continuous struggle with Israel. Killing for religion, see Megadeth, Yet they do not realise they are the same Semitic people. Peace will only come when they have to band together to fight Aliens, see Gargons.
Palestine + Israel = Paleisrael
by lovetehglock March 23, 2006

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