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Reader comment on item: Pretending There's a Country Called "Palestine"
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Submitted by Jim (United States), Mar 29, 2007 at 12:56

"where does the name palestine come from? from Philistine (remember Goliath?)

Palestinians are descendants of the canaanites."

The name Palestine did come from Philistine when the Roman Empire who was ruling over Judea at the time changed the name after a jewish revolt against them

The canaanites were not semetic people, Neither were the Philistines who were of Greek orgin. They are not the ancestors of today's Palestinians.

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