Palestine definition

  • others:
    • Often called "the Holy Land.”Palestine A historical region of southwest Asia at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea and roughly coextensive with modern Israel and the West Bank. Occupied since prehistoric times, it has been ruled by Hebrews, Egyptians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, and Turks. A British League of Nations mandate oversaw the affairs of the area from 1920 until 1948, when Israel declared itself a separate state and the West Bank territory was occupied by Jordan. The West Bank was subsequently annexed (1950) by Jordan and occupied (1967) by Israel. In 1988 the Palestine Liberation Organization under Yasir Arafat declared its intention of forming an Arab state of Palestine, probably including the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the Arab sector of Jerusalem. The Palestinians achieved limited self-rule in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank with the signing of the Oslo accords (1993, 1995). Negotiations stalled in 2000 when fighting broke out between Palestinian militants and Israeli forces.
  • proper-noun:
    • The western Bank and Gaza Strip, taken collectively; that is, the components occupied by Israel and those beneath the jurisdiction of the Palestinian National Authority.
    • Country established ib west bank and gaza strip. Condition of Palestine
    • The region involving the mediterranean and beyond and Jordan River.
    • The Roman province Palestina.
    • A British colonial entity administering around the places of contemporary State of Israel as well as the West Bank and Gaza Strip; the places administered by this entity.
    • The Brit League of Nations Mandate for Palestine, of which this area had been a component (the remainder becoming Transjordan, which covered more or less the places of modern Kingdom (originally Emirate) of Jordan).
  • noun:
    • a historical nation in southwestern Asia regarding the eastern shore regarding the mediterranean and beyond; somewhere of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism
    • a former Brit mandate on the eastern coastline regarding the Mediterranean; divided between Jordan and Israel in 1948

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