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Palestine is a conventional name, among others, used to describe the geographic region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, and various adjoining lands....
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636
8.20.636
Battle of Yarmouk: Arab forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid take control of Syria and Palestine away from the Byzantine Empire, marking the first great wave of Muslim conquests and the rapid advance of Islam outside Arabia.
1799
3.7.1799
Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa in Palestine and his troops proceed to kill more than 2,000 Albanian captives.
1917
1.9.1917
World War I: the Battle of Rafa occurs near the Egyptian border with Palestine.
11.2.1917
The Balfour Declaration proclaims British support for the "establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people" with the clear understanding "that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities".
12.9.1917
In Palestine, Field Marshal Edmund Allenby captures Jerusalem.
1921
9.11.1921
Nahalal, the first moshav in Palestine, is settled as part of a Zionist plan to colonize Palestine and creating a Jewish state, later to be Israel.
1948
4.23.1948
1948 Arab-Israeli War: Haifa, the major port of Palestine, is captured from Arab forces.
1956
1.16.1956
President Gamal Abdal Nasser of Egypt vows to reconquer Palestine.
1987
9.28.1987
The beginning of the Palestinian civil disobedience uprising, "The First Intifada" against the Israeli occupation.
1994
5.4.1994
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat sign a peace accord regarding Palestinian autonomy granting self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho.