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Who is a Hindu?

A Hindu is someone who practices Hinduism. Hindu's are the people who follow the religion called Hinduism. Hinduism was founded in India many years ago. Sikhism is another religion that has been formed from Hinduism. There is no founder of Hindu religion. but there are many holy book that talk about this religion and discuss how to live your life to reach to heaven. Hindu is a parsi word given by outer eslami kings. means black gulam, who lives in the state which was won by eslamic kings. Hindu word is not found in old 'dharm granth's' like wedas,smrutis,purans,gita,ramayan,mahabharat etc. our original religion is shiv dharm shiv sansukruti.

What is the capital of Palestine?

Al-Quds (Jerusalem) is the official capital of Palestine, but now as it is occupied by the Israeli army, the capital is not defined as the people of Palestine wish. When most Palestinians discuss Jerusalem as being the capital of Palestine, they are referring to what is commonly termed "East Jerusalem", which includes all of the Eastern districts of Jerusalem, most of the districts to the North and South of city, and the Old City of Jerusalem. These compose the regions that were in Jordanian hands in 1950. Currently Palestine is split between two separate factions. The Palestinian Authority, which controls sporadic areas in the West Bank has its administrative offices and facilities in the city of Ramallah, to the north of Jerusalem. However, in support of their claim that Jerusalem is their future capital, they have designated Abu Dis (the closest area under their control to Jerusalem) as their official current capital. Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, similarly claims Jerusalem as its capital, but has its administrative facilities in Gaza City and its organizational offices in Damascus, Syria. . It is important to note that this is a claim and not a de facto capital. Depending on whether Palestine is a recognized country or not, it may be the case (or not) the East Jerusalem is the de jure capital (or not)..

What is Palestine?

The confusion as concerns "Palestine" is that it refers to two separate things. Definition 1 The British Mandate of Palestine covered all areas between Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. It was a relatively small territory that was also bounded by the Mediterranean Sea in the northwest and has access to the Gulf of Aqabah in the south. Definition 2 The current country of Palestine, which is ruled by the Palestinian Authority, is de jure (this means by law) a small grouping of city-states in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. De facto (this means in reality) the Palestinian Authority, the internationally recognized leadership of Palestine, has lost control of the Gaza Strip to Hamas as of the Summer of 2006. Most Palestinians want a united country (that is to say that Gaza and the West Bank would become one nation, even though they are bifurcated) and many are willing to settle with Israel to create reasonable borders. On the same note, many Israelis feel the same way. The issue in both camps is that extremists routinely advocate the all-or-nothing solution and use maps of the British Mandate of Palestine to represent their side's ideal outcome. Additional Discussion This use of the Mandate-Map by extremist Palestinian organizations and by many in the Arab World has led to much confusion concerning the actual territories under Palestinian control and the territories which are being negotiated between Israel and Palestine for a future solution. There are those who would prefer to not believe that there is a current recognized Palestinian government. However, almost every major international forum recognizes the Palestinian Authority as the governing authority with whom Israel must negotiate a Palestinian future. Israel has also recognized the role of the Palestinian Authority by way of the Oslo Accords in 1993.

Where is Palestine?

There are three different definitions of Palestine: a country (therecognized Palestinian Authority or the unrecognized Arab dream toreplace Israel), a British Mandate (from 1922-1948), or a region.They are all generally in the same place although specific bordersmay differ. In all three, Palestine is located in the Middle East, specificallythe Southwest Levant. Palestine for the geographic region between the Mediterranean Seaand the Jordan River and various adjoining lands. Differentgeographic definitions of Palestine have been used over themillennia, and these definitions themselves are politicallycontentious. In recent times, the broadest definition of Palestinehas been that adopted by the British Mandate of Palestine, whichincludes present-day Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territoriesof the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The narrowest definition used incontemporary politics embraces only the Palestinian territories ofthe West Bank and Gaza Strip. Other English names for this regioninclude: Canaan, Land of Israel, and Holy Land. [Please also see the Related Link dealing with Palestine'shistory.]

Who are Hindus?

Answer . Hindus are Indians that live life with Hinduism. Siddhartha Gautama was parically Hindu before becoming the Buddha, the Enlightened One!

Is Palestine a country?

This question is contentious and therefore has several answers. Answer 1 Palestine is a country that is not being recognized for the benefits of greater countries. Such is the situation of Northern Cyprus Turkish Republic. Answer 2 Answer 1 is wrong and is a political statement, not a statement of fact. There has never been a country called Palestine in the history of the world. There is no unique Palestinian language, currency, historical leadership, holidays, religion. Palestine is a name given to an area of land by the Romans, who dispersed most of the Jews from there. Answer 3 Yes it is a country. Answer 4 Yes and No. It has partial provisional sovereignty and incomplete recognition. Read more below. This is a difficult question to properly answer. There was never a historic country of Palestine, and prior to the creation of the British Mandate of Palestine in 1922 (with the current known borders), the southwestern Levant was politically arranged quite differently. Prior to 1988, there was international consensus in most major organizations (such as the United Nations, European Union, NATO, etc.) that Palestine was not a country since Israel was the only legitimate post-Palestinian State and that the Gaza Strip and West Bank were territories that should be devolved to Egypt and Jordan respectively. The only organizations that dissented from this view were the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Conference, which have a vested interest in not recognizing Israel. In 1988, Yasser Arafat declared the Palestinian State in exile. In 1993, the Oslo Accords secured international recognition (including Israel) of the Palestinian Authority as a political entity in charge of securing a future for the Palestinian people. There was a partial devolution of territory and security to several Palestinian areas. In 2005, the withdrawal of Israeli settlements and soldiers from Gaza resulted in the first fully independent Palestinian State in the Gaza Strip. However, Hamas led an insurrection leading to their illegitimate takeover of the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Authority still rules a number of bantustans in the West Bank and exercises limited sovereignty over even those regions. Recently, Palestine gained recognition in the United Nations and had its declaration of independence vindicated by the International Court of Justice.

Who is in charge of palestine?

The British Mandate of Palestine covered all of current day Israel (including the occupied territories) and Jordan, as well as parts of Syria. Currently however, the term Palestine refers to the Occupied Territories where Israel has put the Palestinians previously occupying what is now Israel. The Israeli Defense Forces controls Palestine with an iron fist, though recently there has been efforts to bring the Palestinian Authority to power. This has not been successful as of yet because of many things, among them Israel's want for an Israeli Jerusalem without Palestinians and Israel's wants for better safety for their citizens (leading to much worse safety for Palestinians).

How old is Palestine?

The question that should be asked is "how old is the name Palestine ", otherwise it is devoid of meaning. Indeed, what is the question about? How old is the land itself, from a geological point of view? The land that came to be renamed Palestine is millions of years old, like most land mass on earth. Or is it about how old the people of the land is? What people, the jews, the christians, the muslims or the druze (in chronological order)? In fact if the question uses the term Palestine it should refer to how old the concept of Palestine is. . The name is derived from Philistines . They were a "people of the sea" that came from the Aegean Islands - probably Crete - in high antiquity to colonise the Land of Canaan, as it was named before it came to be known as the Land of Israel. The story of David fighting Goliath is reminiscent of the fight between the Hebrews (in fact Canaanites) and the Philistines. In fact, Philistines is not the name of a people, but a Hebrew word ("plishtim") meaning "invaders". As to Hebrews and Canaanites, they are not two different peoples as the Bible suggests in order to differentiate between monotheists and pagans. They are rather one and the same people, the terms having been used one after another at different periods. . When the Romans won the war over the indigenous people of Canaan - that is, the Hebrew-Canaanites of various religious affiliations - Jews, Samaritans, Baal-worshippers - they changed the name of the land from Israel/Judea/Canaan to Palestina, in order to refer to the former ennemies of its indigenous people and to humiliate them. The name later almost disappeared from European languages, until it surfaced again in the 19th century when European scholars endeavoured to use Latin words and names for the many areas of research that were blossoming at the time. Meanwhile, Arab-Muslim tradition refered to the land and its wider surroundings not as Palestine but as Ard Sham, or more specifically as Ard Bani Isra'il, closely matching the Hebrew term Eretz (Benei) Israel. . Beginning 20th century, the British coloniser started popularizing the term Palestine to designate the land formerly known to the Ottoman Empire under different names for the different "Milets", administrative regions covering what was also known than as "Southern Syria", esp. by Arabs. The Jewish nationalists used alternately the ancient Hebrew name "Eretz Israel" and Palestine. The British used the word "Palestinians" to refer to the Jewish inhabitants of the land, whereas they called "Arabs" most non-Jews. Only after the Independence war of Israel in 1948 did the term "Palestinian" start refering to the non-Jewish inhabitants, mostly muslims but also Christians.

What was Palestine?

The confusion as concerns "Palestine" is that it refers to twoseparate things. Definition 1 The British Mandate of Palestine covered all areas between Egypt,Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. It was a relatively small territorythat was also bounded by the Mediterranean Sea in the northwest andhas access to the Gulf of Aqabah in the south. Definition 2 The current country of Palestine, which is ruled by the PalestinianAuthority, is de jure (this means by law) a small groupingof city-states in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. De facto (this means in reality) the Palestinian Authority, theinternationally recognized leadership of Palestine, has lostcontrol of the Gaza Strip to Hamas as of the Summer of 2006. Most Palestinians want a united country (that is to say that Gazaand the West Bank would become one nation, even though they arebifurcated) and many are willing to settle with Israel to createreasonable borders. On the same note, many Israelis feel the sameway. The issue in both camps is that extremists routinely advocatethe all-or-nothing solution and use maps of the British Mandate ofPalestine to represent their side's ideal outcome. Additional Discussion This use of the Mandate-Map by extremist Palestinian organizationsand by many in the Arab World has led to much confusion concerningthe actual territories under Palestinian control and theterritories which are being negotiated between Israel and Palestinefor a future solution. There are those who would prefer to not believe that there is acurrent recognized Palestinian government. However, almost everymajor international forum recognizes the Palestinian Authority asthe governing authority with whom Israel must negotiate aPalestinian future. Israel has also recognized the role of thePalestinian Authority by way of the Oslo Accords in 1993.

What is the flag of Palestine?

PALESTINE FACTS . The Meaning of the Flag . RED: . The Khawarij were the first Islamic group to emerge after the assassination of Caliph Uthman III, forming the first republican party in the early days of Islam. Their symbol was the red flag. Arab tribes who participated in the conquest of North Africa and Andalusia carried the red flag, which became the symbol of the Islamic rulers of Andalusia (756-1355). In modern times, red symbolizes the Ashrafs of the Hijaz and the Hashemites, descendants of the Prophet. Sharif Hussein designed the current flag as the flag of the Arab Revolt on June 1916. The Palestinian people raised it as the flag of the Arab National movement in 1917. In 1947, the Arab Ba'ath Party interpreted the flag as a symbol of the liberation and unity of the Arab nation. The Palestinian people readopted the flag at the Palestinian conference in Gaza in 1948. The flag was recognized by the Arab League as the flag of the Palestinian people. It was further endorsed by the PLO, the representative of the Palestinians, at the Palestinian conference in Jerusalem in 1964. . BLACK: The Prophet Mohammad (570-632) . In the seventh century, with the rise of Islam and subsequent liberation of Mecca, two flags - one white, one black - were carried. On the white flag was written, "There is no god but God (Allah) and Mohammad is the Prophet of God." In pre-Islamic times, the black flag was a sign of revenge. It was the color of the headdress worn when leading troops into battle. Both black and white flags were placed in the mosque during Friday prayers. The Abbasid Dynasty (750-1258), ruling from Baghdad, took black as a symbol of mourning for the assassination of relatives of the Prophet and in remembrance of the Battle of Karbala. . WHITE: The Umayyad Dynasty (661-750), Damascus . The Umayyads ruled for ninety years, taking white as their symbolic color as a reminder of the Prophet's first battle at Badr, and to distinguish themselves from the Abbasids, by using white, rather than black, as their color of mourning. Mu'awia Ibn Abi Sufian (661-750), founder of the Umayyad state, proclaimed himself Caliph of Jerusalem. . GREEN: The Fatimid Dynasty (909-1171), North Africa . The Fatimid Dynasty was founded in Morocco by Abdullah Al-Mahdi, and went on rule all of North Africa. They took green as their color, to symbolize their allegiance to Ali, the Prophet's cousin, who was once wrapped in a green coverlet in place of the Prophet in order to thwart an assassination attempt.

When was Palestine first called Palestine?

The name "Palestine" is the cognate of an ancient word meaning "Philistines". The earliest known mention of the word was by Ancient Egyptian scribes, used to describe invaders from the Palestinian area during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses III in the 12 th century BCE (BC).

What is the population of Palestine?

It really depends on what you mean by 'Palestine'? There is no country today called Palestine, but in the past there were various territories referred to as Palestine, though it was never a well-defined independent country. Many people refer to Palestine as the territory controlled by Britain after the First World War, under what was called "The British Mandate of Palestine" (which was captured from Turkey during WWI). That territory today includes the countries of Israel and Jordan, as well as the West Bank and Gaza Strip territories. Others refer to Palestine only as the territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. There are various other definitions, and to many it is a highly charged emotional and political subject. The population today of Israel is 7.5 million people. The Arab population of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip today is about 3.5 million (there is no accurate census). The population of Jordan is just over 6 million.

How old is Palestin?

The hotly contested country of Palestine used to be part of Israel.The country was originally declared independent in 1988. As of2014, the country is 26 years old.

How was Palestine created?

The question as worded is ambiguous since Palestine refers to several different things. 1) Land: The lands commonly referred to by the term "the Mandate of Palestine" came into existence (according to science) hundreds of millions of years (if not billions of years ago) from interactions between the African and Arabian Plates. 2) Mandate of Palestine: The British Mandate of Palestine was created during the Treaty of Versailles negotiations when the British Ambassador drew a line on a map and called it Palestine in 1919. In 1922, the area currently known as Jordan was separated jursidictionally from the Mandate of Palestine, giving the Mandate its present shape. 3) Current Nation of Palestine: The Nation of Palestine was created by the Oslo Accords in 1993. This document created the Palestinian Authority which became the recognized government of the State of Palestine. Palestine has embassies in numerous countries (except most Western States) as a result. (There are also embassies from before this point in countries that did not recognize Israel before the 1960s, but they were more symbolic than representative of an actual governing agency.)

What is the history of palestine?

Answer 1 Palestine was originally the Jewish land, Judea. When the Romans conquered Judea 2,000 years ago, they re-named the land Palestine, which comes from the name of the Jews old enemies, the philistines. They did that to annoy the Jews, who already had suffered a lot from the Romans. Answer 2 Long and incredibly complicated. Besides the Jews and the Arabs: everyone from Ramses II (Pharoa of Egypt), the Romans, Muhammad Ali (of Egypt; not the boxer), Napoleon, the British, the French, the Turks the Persians and the USA have played their part in the history of Palestine. Consult Authors such and Rashid Khalidi for more information. Answer 3 The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict has had numerous stages, but they are \ngenerally broken up into four major periods (whose names are my choice):\nBritish Mandate Period (1920s-1948), 1948-9 War and Armistice \n(1948-1967), Expansive Israeli Period (1967-1987), Palestinian Intifada \nand the Palestinian States (1987-Present). 1) British Mandate Period: \nThis period was characterized by a British Mandatory Government \ncontrolling the area called the British Mandate of Palestine. Some of \nthe major events during this period were the increased Jewish \nimmigration to the Mandate of Palestine and their modernization of the \nterritory. This brought in Arab immigration from neighboring territories\nwho wished to live in the more sanitary and developed conditions in \nPalestine. This combined immigration led to massive population \nincreases. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, the Jewish population was \nbecoming more significant and Arab leaders and militias urged the \nBritish to prevent further Jewish immigration. This resulted in the \nBritish rescinding Jewish immigration rights to the territory and \nculminated with the 1939 White Papers permitting only nominal Jewish \nimmigration. During World War II, Palestine remained off-limits to Jews \nwishing to flee the Holocaust. This, combined with the White Papers, led\nmany Jewish leaders to openly resist the British Occupation. In 1947, \nthe British relented and brought the Palestinian and Jewish question to \nthe United Nations. The slaughter of the Holocaust and American and \nSoviet pressure galvanized the world to provide for a Jewish State and \nan Arab State. The Palestinian Jewish population (who could \nanachronistically be called Israelis) approved of the Partition whereas \nthe Palestinian Arab population refused further territorial concessions.\nThe previously formed Jewish militias began to confront Arab militias \nin the Jewish-Arab Engagement as early as mid-1947. When Israel Declared\nIndependence in 1948, the War became an international conflict \ninvolving Arab Armies from seven additional nations. 2) 1948-9 War and Armistices \nThis period was characterized by the forced emigrations of large \nnumbers of endemic Arabs from Palestine and endemic Jews from elsewhere \nin the Middle East to Arab countries and Israel respectively in the wake\nof mass Arab Anti-Semitism. There was also a semi-viable State of \nIsrael and remaining Palestinian territories were occupied by other Arab\nNations. As a result of the 1948-9 Arab-Israeli War, Israel now \noccupied 78% of the Mandate of Palestine. During this period, Israel was\nconsidered weak by both allies and enemies and was treated to \nbelligerent treatment from its neighbors (even during the "peace"). \nSyrian missiles rained down on the Galilee lowlands periodically, \nEgyptians cut off Israeli shipping through the Suez Canal (leading to \nthe Suez Crisis of 1956), skirmishes in the water occurred, and the Old \nCity was forcibly cleansed of its Jewish inhabitants by Jordanian \nforces. Palestinian rights were also suppressed by the Arab States as \nJordan militarized the West Bank and Egypt openly annexed Gaza after \nwatching its Palestinian Puppet State fail. The Egyptians openly taunted\nIsrael and amassed troops at the Israeli border in 1967 in order to \neradicate the country. 3) Expansive Israeli Period \nThis period is characterized by an Israeli State that acquired (through\nwar) numerous additional territories from Arab States. During this \nperiod, most Arab States (Egypt excepted) refused to negotiate with \nIsrael and therefore did not successfully reacquire these lands. The Six\nDay War completely changed the dynamic of Arab-Israeli relations. \nIsrael was now negotiating from a place of strength and ceding \nterritories for peace. Arab States refused to negotiate at first, but \nafter the stalemate from the Arab-Israeli War of 1973, some Arab \ncountries were willing to negotiate. Egypt and Israel signed a Peace \nAccord in 1979, giving the Sinai back to Egypt in return for mutual \nrecognition and peace. Israel also effectively stopped Syrian peacetime \nattacks and reunited Jerusalem (against international law). Several of \nthe Palestinian refugee camps were opened and a minority of Palestinians\nbegan to commute to work in Israel. In the 1981 and 1982, Israel was \npulled into Lebanese Civil War and fought alongside the Christian \nFalangists against Sunni and Shiite Arabs. Israel withdrew to the Litani\nRiver after the Syrian intervention stabilized the conflict and back to\nIsraeli borders in 2000. 4) Palestinian Intifada and the Palestinian States \nThis period is characterized by the creation of the Palestinian \nAuthority and beginnings of a Palestinian State in the West Bank and \nGaza Territories. This period is defined the "Roadmap to Peace". The \nPalestinian Uprising began to show Palestinian dissatisfaction with the \ncontinuing Israeli military occupation of the territory and lasted from \n1987-1993. At that point the Oslo Accords were signed, granting \nrecognition to a new body called the Palestinian Authority which would \nbe responsible for governing Palestinian affairs. Israel ceded discrete \npieces of land to the PA, but refused to give up large chunks of land \nuntil 2005 when it ceded all of Gaza to the PA. In the wake of this new \naccord, Jordan finalized a Peace Treaty with Israel in 1994. Earlier, in\n1991, as a sidenote, Iraq launched skud missiles at Israel in an \nattempt to shatter the American-Arab Alliance to liberate Kuwait, but \nfollowing American instructions, Israel stood down and did not enter the\nfighting. In 2000, the Second Palestinian Intifada began in response to\nPalestinian anger over perceived Israeli intransigence in devolving \nmore power. This intifada lasted until 2005 and was considered a loss by\nPalestinians. In 2007, the Palestinian Elections sparked a civil war \nbetween Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, leading to the former \ncontrolling Gaza exclusively and the latter controlling the West Bank \nexclusively. Hamas continued to exhibit bellicose behavior, bothering \nboth Israelis and Egyptian Military leaders (who termed the territory \nHamastan). Responding to constant civilian bombardment, Israel invaded \nGaza in December of 2008 in what resulted in nearly 1400 Palestinian \nCivilian casualties.

What is the area of Palestine?

The area of Palestine is 26990 square kilometers of which pre-1967Israel is 20,770 square kilometers, the Gaza Strip is 360 squarekilometers, and the West Bank is 5860 square kilometers. The total is a little smaller than Albania or Burundi or the USState of Massachusetts 5,655 km² | 2,402 mi²

What is the Palestine conflict about?

Which Palestinian conflict is the question referring to? Is it the Arab-Palestinian Conflict? -- which began in 1948, but became much more violent in the 1970s and 1980s, killing between 5,000-25,000 Palestinians depending on the estimates used. Is it the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict? -- which began in the 1920s, but became much more widespread in 1947 with the Jewish-Arab Engagement and the Arab-Israeli War of 1948-9. Approximately 13,000 Palestinians have died in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Is it the Palestinian Civil War? -- which began in 2006, but most violence took place in 2007 with approximately 600-1000 deaths. See the Related Questions below for the different Palestinian Conflicts.

Does Palestine have a capital?

Palestinians claim East Jerusalem to be their capital, however, as Jerusalem is entirely in Israeli jurisdiction, this does not function as a de facto Palestinian capital. Historically, before 1967, Palestine did not have a capital. Currently Palestine is split between two separate factions. The Palestinian Authority, which controls sporadic areas in the West Bank has its administrative offices and facilities in the city of Ramallah, to the north of Jerusalem. However, in support of their claim that Jerusalem is their future capital, they have designated Abu Dis (the closest area under their control to Jerusalem) as their official current capital. Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, similarly claims Jerusalem as its capital, but has its administrative facilities in Gaza City and its organizational offices in Damascus, Syria.

What are the hindus?

Question is too vague. What are Hindus? -Followers of the religion Hinduism. What are they in terms of race? -They are mostly Indians because Hinduism as a religion was born in India.

What did Jews do in palestine?

Various Zionist organizations bought land from large Arab landowners, often absentee landlords living in other Arab countries.Israelis never sold land. They bought it, cleared it, drained,farmed it, and held it in trust for current and future settlers. Much Arab land was converted to Israeli property by legal means.Should Arabs not have wanted Jews in "Palestine" they would nothave sold them their land. The Jews started legally purchasing the swampland and deserts ofunoccupied Palestine around the beginning of the 20th Century, andthey converted into livable land.

Why was palestine divided?

Many factors come into this issue, I suppose, but it all started after the British mandate over Palestine was dissolved after WWII. Britain divided the land up because it had promised the entire country to both the Palestinians (in the Peel commission) and also to the Israelis (Balfour Agreement). This was due to the roles Britain wanted both to play in the Second World War, as by giving the land to the Palestinians, they would be more able to dissolve the Ottoman Empire which was fighting on the Axis side, and thus eliminate one opponent. However, they also wanted to favour the Israelis because of the Jewish influence in America, and by engaging America in the war, they would win it (otherwise, not). That is the history behind why there was a split. After the Partition, the country was split between Israel, a single continuous stretch of land; and Palestine, split between the Gaza strip and the West Bank (of the Jordan, in case you were wondering). This partition was refuted and war soon broke out, and the post-war borders moved in the '48 war. They were later to move again in the '67 war. The city of Jerusalem was an 'International City' i.e. nobody owned it. This was an attempt to solve the disputes.

Why was palestine created?

There are two definitions for Palestine, and the answer changesdepending on what definition you are using. The first way is torefer to the British Mandate of Palestine which includes the ModernState of Israel (except for the Golan Heights), the Gaza Strip, andthe West Bank. The second way is to refer to exclusively thoseterritories which the Palestinian Authority claims will serve as abasis for a future Palestinian State (State of Palestine): the WestBank and Gaza Strip. The British Mandate of Palestine was created by the British whotook an interest in the territory because of its pivotal locationalong the Asia-Africa landbridge and because of its Biblicalsignificance. The State of Palestine was created in 1988 to respond to the needfor the Palestinian refugees of the Arab-Israeli Wars to create astate for themselves to self-govern and try to end theirstatelessness.

Is Palestine a state?

Answer 1 Of course that depends on your definition of state. It does not have clearly defined borders, as Israel is constantly occupying/building settlements on more land that belongs/ed to Palestinian people. Neither does it really have a proper government. Hamas was democratically elected as the political party to govern the Palestinian people, however Hamas only has control of the Gaza Strip, while the Fatah party, which was in power prior to Hamas, has control over the West Bank, despite being elected out. Although Hamas has a military wing, it cannot be said to have its own military force as a state. Ultimately the Palestinian leadership has little control over what the Palestinian people can and cannot do, as so much of daily life is dictated by Israel, and so the Palestinian people are not self-governing, and so I would say no, it is not a state. Answer 2 Palestine has been occupied by the illegal terrorist state of Israel for 62 years now. In 1948, Palestinians were forced out of their homes and land. Since the establishment of Israel, Palestinian homes, schools, institutions have been demolished and bombed on a daily basis. Palestinians do NOT have any rights, 1000's of children, women, and men have been killed in cold blood by the hands of the "IDF" (Israeli Defense Forces). In conclusion, Palestine is NOT a state, due to the fact that it is currently occupied and that the state of Israel is based upon stolen land, Palestinian land. Answer 3 Technically, Palestine is not a state, nor has it ever in history been a state. Presently it is a culturally separate but semi-autonomus part of Israel, much like an Indian reservation in the US, Quebec in Canada, or Swaziland and Lesotho in South Africa . Israel has been a state twice; briefly in ancient times and since 1948 in modern time, but Palestine has never been a state. Personally, one of my dreams is to see Palestine become a fully autonomous state, living in peace beside Israel, but I know that I may not live long enough to see that happen.

Are Palestine Muslims?

Palestinians are not all Muslims. Palestinians are consisting of Palestinian christian and Palestinian Muslims but the percentage of Palestinian Christian has greatly diminished since the Israeli occupation especially during the Deir Yassin Massacre of 1948. As the stories of Palestinian Christian is not widely told, many people seem to forget their existence and take for granted that all Palestinian are Muslims and their plight has been forgotten.

Is Palestine in Asia?

no it is not. Palestine is between middle east and north Africa so technically its in both but their not Asians or Africans their Arabs though some look as black as Africans and some look as white as Europeans mostly like Egypt mostly brown skinned the middle east is more separate than Asia or Africa its more of the middle east really so Palestine is in the middle east

Is there a war in Palestine?

There have been several wars in Palestine, such as the Gazan War of2008-2009 and the Gazan War of 2012. However, there is no currentwar in Palestine, just an Israeli military occupation.

Is Palestine evil?

No. No country or people is evil. Palestine and Palestinians are victims of violence and strife and have been attacked both by Israel and by their "fellow" Arabs. Each has placed them in occupation, deprived them of necessary materials, and stalls their chances for proper statehood.

Why is there war in Palestine?

There is a war because the land was originaly Palestine, but was split up after world war 2 to add Israel so that the Jews could have some of the holy land. The Isrealis attacked the Palestinian half of Jerusalem and other Palestinian states because they said the holy city could never be split.This resulted in Palestinians getting kicked out of their homes, but some fought back, and there is still dispute there now. Ask the US why it supports Israel against civilian Palestinians Because the Palestinians are being ruled and abused by the Israeli's and being denied there rightful homeland. The lands they do still have are being taken away from them and Israeli settlements are being built on them.

Does it snow in Palestine?

Yeah it does snow in palestine but in certain areas. It snows in Jerusalem at least once every year or two years.

What is Syria-Palestine?

In Arabic, there is a term for the territory currently occupied by Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. It is called "Bilaad Sham" (بلاد شام) and usually translated as "Greater Syria" since Damascus was the most powerful city in Bilaad Sham. There is another name (with minority usage) for Bilaad Sham in English which is Syria-Palestine. This name comes from the fact that the two dominant Arab population centers of Bilaad Sham (prior to the Arab-Israeli War of 1948-9) were in the French Mandate of Syria and the British Mandate of Palestine.

Is Israel in Palestine?

Yes and No. Palestine has two different definitions and Israel has two definitions. Palestine 1: All of the lands of the former British Mandate of Palestine. Palestine 2: All of the lands not under Israeli control in 1950 that serve as the basis for any current two-state proposal for the State of Palestine. Israel 1: All of the lands under Israeli control in 1950. Israel 2: All of the lands under Israeli control, both military and civil as of 2012. Now for the spatial relationships. Israel 1 is entirely within the borders of Palestine 1, but smaller (78%) Israel 1 (78%) + Palestine 2 (22%) = Palestine 1 Israel 2 and Palestine 2 overlap in much of the West Bank Territories. Israel 2 and Israel 1 overlap in all of Israel 1's territories. Israel 2 does not control the Gaza Strip territories which are part of Palestine 1 and Palestine 2. Israel 2 also controls some Syrian territory not in either Palestine.

What was the Palestine alphabet?

Palestinians write in Arabic or (less commonly) Hebrew and do this according to the same guidelines practiced elsewhere in the Arab World and Israel respectively. Therefore they use those alphabets. They have no alphabet of their own.

Who is the head of Palestine?

Palestine is currently two different de facto states. The first, and recognized one, is the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank. Its head is Mahmood Abbas. There is an unrecognized Palestinian State in the Gaza Strip ruled by Ismail Haniyeh.

Why is Palestine in war?

Answer 1 because it bombs Israel constantly for no reason Palestine brought war to themselves, its their fault there was awar. Answer 2 It depends on which Palestinian conflict the question is referringto. Is it the Arab-Palestinian Conflict? -- which began in 1948, butbecame much more violent in the 1970s and 1980s, killing between5,000-25,000 Palestinians depending on the estimates used. Thisconflict began when the Palestinians fled from the former Mandateof Palestine and the governments of the Arab countries to whichthey fled preferred to effectively incarcerate them in refugeecamps for generations. Is it the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict? -- which began in the1920s, but became much more widespread in 1947 with the Jewish-ArabEngagement and the Arab-Israeli War of 1948-9. Approximately 19,000Palestinians have died in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Thisconflict started in the conflict between Zionism (JewishNationalism) and resurgent Arab Nationalism. It continues as aconflict between these two nationalisms and various religious,political, social, and economic groups which have chosen to supportone side or the other. Is it the Palestinian Civil War? -- which began in 2006, but mostviolence took place in 2007 with approximately 600-1000 deaths. Thecauses of this conflict deal primarily with leadership/politicaldisputes between Fatah and Hamas over governance of the PalestinianTerritories.

Why are Hindus Hindus?

Hindus don't call themselves Hindus. They call themselves "Santana Dharma". The titles "Hindu" and "Hinduism", were first used by the Persians, because they were on the opposite side of the Indus river.

When did the Muslims get Palestine?

The Muslims first conquered Jerusalem and entered Palestine duringthe second Rightful Caliph Hazrat Omar (RAU) without bloodshed. The Muslims first conquered Palestine in the reign of the SecondRightful caliph Hazrat Omar Farooq (RAU) who assumed power on 23rdAugust,632 AD. Background; Allah Almighty sent about 1,24,000 Prophets (Maypeace be upon them all) for the guidance of humans. By faith, theMuslims believe in all these holy Prophets. Hazrat Muhammad (SAW)being the last one. He was the descendent of Hazrat Ismael (AS) theelder son of Hazrat Abraham (AS). Most of the Prophets were from the progeny of Hazrat Jacob (AS)known as Israel, the younger son of Hazrat Abraham (AS), HazratIzak (AS). They came to guide the Israelites (the Jews) to theright path. They were born and buried in Palestine and surroundingareas of Syria and Egypt. The Jews inhabited these areas. The Jewswere many times pushed out of Palestine, or enslaved by the RomanEmpire or Persians for the reasons best known to the Jews. Conquest of Jerusalem (The main city of Palestine) by theMuslim: The holy city of Jerusalem was ruled by the Christians. The entryof the Jews in Jerusalem was banned. The Muslim forces led byHazrat Abu Ubaida and Hazrat Khalid bin Waleed seiged Jerusalem inNovember 636. After a few months the Christian Patriarch Sophroniusagreed to surrender on the condition that the Second RightfulCaliph Hazrat Omar (RAU) should personally come to sign theagreement. Hazrat Omar (RAU) travelled from Madina to Jerusalem andsigned the agreement. Jerusalem fell to the Muslims without anybloodshed in April 637 AD. The Jews were permitted to enterPalestine, live there peacefully and worship according to their ownreligion. Thus the Christians, the Jews and the Muslims livedpeacefully in this city which is sacred for the Jews, theChristians and the Muslims alike. The Dome of the Rock was built byCaliph Waleed bin Abdul Malik. (Husnain Haikal-Tabari-Ibn i Kaseer)

Is Nazareth in Palestine?

Nazareth is a majority-Palestinian city, but it is currently within the 1949 borders of the State of Israel.

Does Palestine have forests?

There are forests in the North of Israel that extend a little bit into the West Bank, but by and large, Palestine is farmable hill-country.

What is the name of Palestine?

Palestine is its own name. If you are referring to the current nations that occupy the space previously occupied by the British Mandate of Palestine, those nations would be Israel and Palestine.

Who can be a Hindu?

Everybody. Hinduism allows for all belief systems and the only thing that one has to do to be a Hindu is to call themselves a Hindu.

Are there bears in Palestine?

No species of Bear exist in Palestine today, The Syrian Brown Bear used to roam in historic Palestine, but are extinct in that area.

What was Palestine originally?

It depends on how far back you wish to go. The earliest archaeologydates settlements near the city of Haifa from 100,000 years ago. Itthen passed hands to early tribe, Proto-Canaanites, Canaanites,Israelites, Philistines, Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians,Persians, Macedonian Greeks, Egyptian Greeks, Syrian Greeks,Hasmonean Jews, Romans, Byzantines, several different ArabCaliphates and Turkish Empires, Crusader States, the Ottomans, theBritons, and finally Israel and modern Arab States.

What is the Palestine War?

Which Palestinian War is the question referring to? Is it one of the wars in the Arab-Palestinian Conflict? -- which began in 1948, but became much more violent in the 1970s and 1980s, killing between 5,000-25,000 Palestinians depending on the estimates used. Is it one of the wars in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict? -- which began in the 1920s, but became much more widespread in 1947 with the Jewish-Arab Engagement and the Arab-Israeli War of 1948-9. Approximately 13,000 Palestinians have died in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Is it the Palestinian Civil War? -- which began in 2006, but most violence took place in 2007 with approximately 600-1000 deaths. See the Related Questions below for the different Palestinian Conflicts.

Are there Buddhists in Palestine?

Not very many. The territories where Palestinians live tend to be almost entirely Muslim. But there absolutely are Buddhists in the neighboring state of Israel, and you should be able to find a Buddhist house of worship there.

What was Ottoman Palestine?

The Ottoman Empire ruled the region of Palestine in three distinctprovinces: the Wilayat of Beirut in the north (which extends intomuch of Lebanon), the Mutasaffirat of Jerusalem (which is bunchedin the center), and the Wilayat of Damascus in the south (whichextends into modern Jordan and Syria. There was no concept in the Ottoman Empire of a unified Palestineas Palestinian activists conceive of it today.