WHY Did Rome Really Name Palestine Palestine?

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  1. Michael Dar says:

    I always wondered what those who only recently start calling themselves “Palestinians” would have call themselves had the Jews kept the name of “Palestine” for their ancient new-born state…

  2. David Sarmento says:

    Likely something along the lines of from Al Sham, the name for the levantine region in Arabic. Etimologically I believe it’s to do with to the north or left, the relative position of Syria to Hejaz when looking east to Mecca.

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