The Romans did not adopt the name "Palestine" from the ancient Philistines, who were long extinct by that time. They adopted it from Herodotus, the Greek historian, who wrote of a district of Syria, named Syria-Palaestina, which corresponds to the southern Levant. Incidentally, Herodotus mentions Syria-Palaestina in order to highlight the fact that its inhabitants were distinguished by the practice of circumcision. The Biblical Philistines were distinguished by the fact that they were NOT circumcised. Lugdunum was a city in Roman Gaul, now know as Lyon in France. Londinium was the Roman name of London from its founding.
Reports from Gaza of Israeli air force strikes in the center and south of the territory (Haaretz)
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