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Official PA radio station: Caesarea is an "occupied Palestinian city"

Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine, quiz program Landmarks of Palestine
Official PA radio host: "May you have good times, our listeners;, come with us today and we will again go to one of the historical cities of Palestine. This is a city that was first built by the Phoenician Canaanites, when its name was Burj Straton. Straton is a corruption of the Phoenician name Abd Ashtarot… In 613 CE the Persians conquered it, but the Romans returned and conquered it again. In 634 CE, which parallels the 13th year of the Hijra (i.e., the journey of Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina in 622 C.E.), the Muslim Arabs led by Amr Ibn Al-' As besieged it, but it was only conquered by Muawiyah ibn Abi Sufyan. It was the last city of all the cities of Al-Sham (Greater Syria – including Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and part of Jordan –Ed.) that was conquered by the Arabs… The city is thought to have an archeological and tourist site including remnants of a Roman city, walls, an ancient port, an [equestrian] race track, a temple, Crusader walls, and carved hawks. This site is considered to be overflowing with Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, and Crusader antiquities. The new city was established in the area of the Palestinian coast on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, at a height of 10 meters above sea level, in an area that is an island among the sand dunes surrounding the shore. Do you know the name of this occupied Palestinian city that we visited today, and in what year the Muslim Arabs conquered it?"

(The answer: The Israeli city of Caesarea, which was conquered by Muslims in the 7th century CE –Ed.)
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