“Palestinians” are Philistines, Literally.

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Muslims claim to be an Abrahamic religion and insist that they are of the Judeo-Christian dispensation. They claim that Allah is the same as Yahweh. The word “Palestine” however comes from the word Philistine which means “to divide” or “invader” they were even mentioned by Josephus. The Philistine cities lost their independence to Assyria. They were subsequently absorbed into the Babylonian and Persian empires, and disappeared as a distinct ethnic group by the late 5th century BC. Persia/Babylon became synonymous with the Arabic culture who are descendants of Ishmael, who is described as being “a Wild Donkey man whose hand will be against all of his brothers.” On May 15, 1948, the day the British Mandate over Palestine ended, the armies of five neighboring Arab states invaded the new Israel, which had declared its independence the previous day. The invasion was heralded by an Egyptian air attack on Tel Aviv.

Genesis 16: 11The angel of the Lord also said to her: “You are now pregnant and you will give birth to a son.  You shall name him Ishmael, for the Lord has heard of your misery.  He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.”

On May 15, 1948, the day the British Mandate over Palestine ended, the armies of five neighboring Arab states invaded the new State of Israel, which had declared its independence the previous day. The invasion, heralded by an Egyptian air attack on Tel Aviv, was vigorously resisted. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/Invade.html

“Palestine” from Latin Palestina (name of a Roman province), from Greek Palaistine (Herodotus), from Hebrew Pelesheth “Philistia, land of the Philistines.” Revived as an official political territorial name 1920 with the British mandate.  http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=Palestine

The etymology of the word into English is from Old French Philistin, from Classical Latin Philistinus, found in the writings of Josephus, from Late Greek Philistinoi (Phylistiim in the Septuagint) found in the writings by Philo, from Hebrew Plištim, (e.g. 1 Samuel 17:36; 2 Samuel 1:20; Judges 14:3; Amos 1:8), “people of Plešt” (“Philistia”); cf. Akkadian Palastu, Egyptian Parusata.

Biblical scholars often trace the word to the Semitic root p-l-š (Hebrew: פלש‎) which means “to divide,” or “invader”[14] The name of the Philistines in their own language is not known. However, the Bible also relates them as the people of Caphtor (Hebrew: כפתור‎, e.g., Jeremiah 47:4). “Caphtor” is not of Hebrew or Semitic origin, which supports the possibility that this word is similar to the name they called themselves.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philistines#Etymology

The Bible paints the Philistines as the main enemy of the Israelites (prior to the rise of the Assyrian Empire between the 10th century BC and late 7th century BC) with a state of almost perpetual war between the two peoples. The Philistine cities lost their independence to Assyria, and revolts in following years were all crushed. They were subsequently absorbed into the Babylonian and Persian empires, and disappeared as a distinct ethnic group by the late 5th century BC.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philistines#Deuteronomistic_history

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