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History

A Short History of Palestine

A Short History of Palestine

The name “Palestine” was first used in 135CE by the Roman Emperor Hadrian when he overcame the Bar Kokhba uprising. “Palaestina” is derived from a Latinised corruption of the Greek name “Philistia”—the land of the Philistines (invaders). Hadrian used the name in order to sever …