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What was Palestine before it was Palestine?

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Originally, the Kingdom of Judea until the Roman Emperor Hadrian renamed it “Syria Palaestina” as part of the punishment for the Jews waging a failed rebellion against the Roman Empire. This lasted until the Muslim invasions conquered the Palestine of the Byzantine Empire in 638 CE. Afterward, It was simply “the Holy Land” until the creation of the Mandate for Palestine by the League of Nations.

During the 400 years of Ottoman occupation, the entire region (what is now Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, the West Bank, Gaza, and part of Saudi Arabia) were simply administrative districts (sanjaks), subordinate either to a regional administration (vilayet) or to Constantinople (Istanbul) itself:

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