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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.

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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.
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What is the capital of Palestine?

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Where is Palestine?

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When was Palestine founded?

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Is Palestine a country?

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Who is in charge of palestine?

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How old is Palestine?

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What was Palestine?

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What is the flag of Palestine?

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When was Palestine first called Palestine?

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What is the population of Palestine?

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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?

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Who is the leader of Palestine?

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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. Answe (MORE)

What is the religion of Palestine?

Palestinians are predominantly Muslim, particularly of the Sunni branch of Islam. Palestinian Christians represent a significant minority, followed by much smaller religious communities, including Druze and Samaritans. Islam makes up over 95% of the population.

What is the area of Palestine?

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What is the Palestine conflict about?

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Does Palestine have a capital?

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What did Jews do in palestine?

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Why was palestine divided?

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Why was palestine created?

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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 (MORE)

Are Palestine Muslims?

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Is Palestine in Asia?

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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 (MORE)

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 (MORE)

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 (MORE)

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 (MORE)

Are there Hindus in palestine?

Yes. There aren't many but there are some. (Technically that is wrong as right now Palestine doesn't exist but whatever.)

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 Alm (MORE)

What is Ancient Palestine?

Ancient Palestine refers to the region roughly encompassed by the former British Mandate of Palestine during all time-periods prior to 500 C.E. This territory is makes up part of the Southern Levant in the Middle East (Southwest Asia).

When was Palestine colonized?

Palestine was created 2,000 years ago by the Romans. When the Romans conquered the Jewish land, Judea, they wanted to make the Jews mad so they re-named the land Palestine. So Palestine was colonized right when it was created because it was already a country.

What does Palestine do to Israel?

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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.

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 (MORE)

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 Israe (MORE)

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. Th (MORE)