Where Does the Term Palestine Come From?

The word Palestine is thought to derive from the Philistines, an Aegean people who settled in parts of Israel in the 12th Century BCE.  The Romans, in the 2nd century AD, first used the term Palestina in an attempt to crush the spirit of the Jews and eliminate their identification and connection with their land. The Arabic word Filastin is derived from this Latin name.

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