AyaTrolLiar founcer spouted
For the idiot's benefit, I'll point out that al-Lajjun is north of "Samaria"
It's funny watching the half-wit trying to poke fun and pretend I made a mistake when the idiot hasn't a clue.
That's the problem with uneducated flunkies, no matter how little they know, they think they know it all, clueless of how much they don't know.
Let's first review the data:
Muqaddasi> [985 CE] The District of al-Urdunn. Its capital is Tahariyya [Tveria/Tiberias]. Among its towns are Qadas, Sur [Tyre], Akka [Akko/Acre], al-Lajjun, Kabul, Baysan [Beit She'an]
Muqaddasi> [985 CE] The District of Filastin. Its capital is al-Ramla. Its towns... Amman.
Gerber> [1496 CE] It stretched from Anaj, a point near al-Arish, to Lajjun, south of the Esdraelon valley. It was thus clearly equivalent to the Jund Filastin of classical Islam.
Lajjun was a border town, and that border ran at a 45 degree angle toward Amman
Thus including Jenin in Urdunn rather than the Filastin District, as well as the other cities listed.
Haifa, Akka/Akko/Acre, Tzfat/Safed, Tahariyya/Tveria/Tiberias, Jenin, Beit-She'an/Baysan and Nazareth - NOT in Jund Filastin.
Contemplate the ridiculous claim that Jesus of Nazareth (a Jew from Judea) was "Palestinian".
Despite dying more than 100 years before the Romans (European occupiers!) renamed Judea as "Palestine".
And Nazareth NOT being in Jund Filastin, the military district of foreign Arab empires some 1,000 years ago who ruled from afar.
How did northern Israel become part of "Palestine"?
Review the OP.
While the AyaTrolLiar pretends that Jund Filastin wasn't part of Syria (Al Sham), and while he celebrates the title of Muqaddasi's book
AyaTrolLiar> al-MuqadassI, The Best Divisions for Knowledge of the Regions (interesting title eh?)
Regions within the Islamic Empire, and "Filastin" isn't a even region but a DISTRICT of Al-Sham (Syria)
Under the foreign Arab empires who invaded, conquered and occupied the land (ruling it from afar), there was a formal military district called "Filastin" (which was roughly "equivalent" - to use Gerber's word - to today's southern Israel and southern Jordan - including Amman). That ended in the 11th century. Thereafter there was knowledge of this former formal district, in the form of a vague geographic area.
Today there is a formal "district" in Michigan known as "Wayne County".
That doesn't mean there is a "Waynist" ethnic group.
That doesn't mean that in 1,000 years there needs to be a Wayne nation/state distinct from Michigan.
(Let alone with half of Wayne County excluded, instead including half of Washtenaw County).
AyaTrolLiar> Jerusalem - Capital Of Palestine
At the time that there was a formal district of Falastin, its capital was NOT Jerusalem but Ramle.
(As Muqaddasi notes above.)
Thereafter, how could Jerusalem be the "capital" of a "district" at a time that the district didn't exist?!
Never in history was Jerusalem an Arab capital. Not even the "district" capital of foreign Arab empires that invaded, conquered, occupied and colonized the land.Jerusalem Was NEVER An Arab Capital,
Not Even Of Jund Filastin ~1,000 Years Ago, A Military District Of Foreign Arab Empires That Occupied Israel
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