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Palestine is a geographical region on the eastern Mediterranean coast. The exact dimensions of the region vary by account but geographically are typically regarded as the area containing Israel and the Palestinian territories. The region has a long, rich history, and numerous important religious sites lie within the boundaries. Throughout the region's extensive history, the desire for control of the land has been highly connected to religious sentiment. In the 20th century, Palestine has become known primarily as the contentious site of the Israeli state and the ensuing conflict over the land between Palestinians and Israelis. This current state of affairs resulted in the emergence of a unique Palestinian identity, which is markedly transnational. The majority of those people who identify themselves as Palestinians are ...

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