Category talk:People of Palestine

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Old Renaming requests[edit]

moved from Commons:Renaming requests/Category:People of Palestine

I suggest a rollback to this category's previous name. I am copying the rational given for moving the category to a new name back in December 2007, and my (late) answer to it. See: Category talk:Palestinians. Drork (talk) 14:21, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

ALL other categories about "people" (Category:People by country) follow the scheme "People of Nameofthecountry", for example, "Category:People of Italy", not "Category:Italians", "Category:People of Germany", not "Category:Germans". Unless there is any cogent reason to follow another rule, I don't see why this category alone should follow a different rule. "Palestinains" outght be kept only as a category redirect to People of Palestine, i.e. {{see cat|People of Palestine}}--User:G.dallorto 17:12, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Actually there is. It is unclear what the name Palestine refers to here. First of all, Palestine is not a name of a country (yet), so there are no political boundaries which we can refer too. Secondly, the name Palestine can refer to the whole region which encompasses Israel, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and parts of Lebanon and Jordan. Furthermore, one may think that this is a historical category referring to the residence of the former British Mandate of Palestine. In short, as long as there is no country with borders which is called Palestine, this title is too confusing. Drork (talk) 13:49, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Other possible names which are less confusing:

  • People of the Palestinian Territories
  • People of Palestine (The West Bank and Gaza Strip)

But frankly, I think the name Palestinians would be the most accurate for this category, otherwise people might ask if images of Israeli settlers should be placed here or under "People of Israel", and all kind of other nagging questions. I don't mind whether a country is recognized internationally or not, as long as there is some territory that can be said to be the heartland of that country (hence the people of that country are those living in that heartland). This is not the case (yet) regarding the Palestinians. Drork (talk) 14:21, 28 February 2009 (UTC)