A lot of people confuse the real name of Filasteen with Falasteen.  Here’s why:

Falas (فلس) is associated with extreme poverty and/or bankruptcy.  And Teen (طين) is known as dust.  The Jews said about Filasteen that it began as extreme poverty and will end with dust, and then gave it the name Falasteen (فَلَسطين).

But the authentic name is Filasteen, and unfortunately, this confusion has spread so much that even some Arabs still call it Falasteen not knowing about this.

So remember, it’s not Falasteen, but Filasteen.

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