Definition of Palestinian in English:



  • Relating to Palestine or its peoples.

    • ‘One recent morning, Palestinian television crews filled the family courtyard.’
    • ‘Now that no one can claim that no Palestinian partner exists a US role is sorely needed.’
    • ‘All the side roads that lead to Palestinian villages and homes were blocked.’
    • ‘In this case, Palestinian women find that friends are few and far between.’
    • ‘Of course, it would have been good if the Geneva Accord could have done more for Palestinian refugees.’
    • ‘With an an election in January, Abbas needs other improvements in Palestinian life if he is to succeed.’
    • ‘This national struggle is both the duty and the right of all Palestinian people.’
    • ‘In traditional Palestinian society a woman is the responsibility of her male relatives.’
    • ‘The parliamentary committee met Palestinian officials during the course of its probe.’
    • ‘What we'll often hear in the news is-they want to be able to check Palestinian goods.’
    • ‘They have been very interested in cracking down on Palestinian activism in this country.’
    • ‘I cannot imagine why Palestinian refugees would have a problem with the land of the free?’
    • ‘One of the main sources of income was a tax imposed on the salaries of Palestinian workers in the Gulf states.’
    • ‘Like many Palestinian farmers, Yousef sees the world through his olive trees.’
    • ‘Now in his 80s, Mr Edelman wrote a letter early this month to Palestinian leaders.’
    • ‘Now it's supposedly because they were called upon by Palestinian organizations.’
    • ‘There could not be a more callous disregard of Palestinian sensitivities than that.’
    • ‘A small celebration in the West Bank city of Ramallah was quickly broken up by Palestinian police.’
    • ‘Yesterday's events come at the end of a tortuous time in Palestinian politics.’


  • A member of the native Arab population of the region of Palestine (including the modern state of Israel).

    • ‘Perhaps the real figure is closer to the total population of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.’
    • ‘The only way for both Israelis and Palestinians to be safe is for both of them to have their own state.’
    • ‘They try to say they are being even-handed between the Palestinians and the Israelis.’
    • ‘If ever a day illustrated the gulf between Israelis and Palestinians, tomorrow is that day.’
    • ‘The only sensible question now is: would the proposals help or harm the Palestinians?’
    • ‘This illustrates the nature of the relationship between Israel and the Palestinians.’
    • ‘More relevant is the fact that the movement is rapidly gaining strength among Palestinians.’
    • ‘What we are trying to do is to humanise the Palestinians instead of demonising them.’
    • ‘The degree of popular support for the Palestinians should not be underestimated.’
    • ‘The Palestinians and the Jews need to be able to live alongside each other.’
    • ‘Yet Israel has scarcely gained more from these discussions than the Palestinians have.’
    • ‘He is quick to use language that is racist and demonising of Palestinians and Arabs.’
    • ‘Assume that the rest are agitating for support of Israel in its dealings with the Palestinians.’
    • ‘It should also tell Israel and the Palestinians that they must exercise maximum restraint.’
    • ‘Both the Israelis and Palestinians were used to news crews of a few people.’
    • ‘There must be a just settlement, giving Israel security and the Palestinians a state of their own.’
    • ‘It is interesting to see how Israel has changed in its view towards the Palestinians.’
    • ‘On the other hand there is virtually nothing in the book about Israelis and Palestinians.’
    • ‘Five million Palestinians are refugees out of a total population of eight million.’