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Arabic-language newspaper founded as a biweekly in Jaffa in 1911 and appearing as a daily beginning in 1929. Published by a Christian Arab family, it was strongly nationalist and anti-Zionist. For a while during World War I the paper was shut down by the Ottoman authorities. Publication was also interrupted by the 1948 War, after which it resumed publication in Jordanian-controlled East Jerusalem. Filastin ceased publication in 1967.

SEE ALSO Ottomans.

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