Discover Palestine

Palestine is characterized by a strategic location being considered the bridge connecting the two continents of Asia and Africa, and the platform overlooking Europe. It is also located in the southern part of the Mediterranean coast reaching the Jordan River. Situated in the heart of the Middle East, thus constituting the southwestern part of the Levant, Palestine extends up to West Asia, North Africa and the Sinai Peninsula. In addition, it represents a point of connection with the European continent.

Palestine contains a diverse topography, and is divided geographically into four regions, namely the coastal line, the hills, and the mountains (the mountains of Galilee, Nablus, Jerusalem, and Hebron) and the Valley (Jordan Valley). The Meadow of Bin Amer is located between the mountains of Nablus and Galilee and goes through Mount Carmel, which stretches from the mountains of Nablus in the North West towards the coastal plain. In the far south, there is the Negev desert. Elevations range from 417 meters below sea level in the Dead Sea, which is the lowest point in the world, to 1204 meters above sea level at the top of Mount Jarmaq.

Palestine comprises of many cities which are historically and religiously important for the three monotheistic religions. The most important is the city of Jerusalem, which contains a number of religious monuments of great significance, such as the Church of the Holy Sepulture for Christians, which is built on the place that is believed to have the tomb of Jesus Christ and the place where he was crucified. For Muslims, Jerusalem is the third holiest city, as it constitutes the first Qiblah, contains the third holiest sanctuary, and is also the place where Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him, ascended. In addition, Palestine comprises of other cities with a high degree of importance, including the city of Bethlehem, which is known to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, the city of Hebron, which includes the tombs of the righteous prophets, the city of Jericho, which is considered to be the oldest city in history with an age exceeding the ten thousand years. In addition, a very important part of Palestine is Gaza Strip, the Canaanite City, also known as the Gaza of Hashim, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Despite the geographical limits of Palestine, it has embraced the landmarks of civilization, history, heritage and the monotheistic religions that have chosen Palestine to be their heart, constantly and prevalently.

The great Palestinian people, who were baptized by the great civilizations through the ages, and the conquest of invaders and transients, will eventually gain independence and establish their own democracy on their land, with Jerusalem as its capital.

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