Nablus

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important discovery

and the Gaza Strip - - Nablus (As Shechem) Levant The most important discovery on the site was the mosaic floor of the Church of St Stephen. It was made in 785 (discovered after 1986). The perfectly preserved mosaic floor is the largest one in Jordan. On the central panel, hunting and fishing scenes are depicted, while another panel illustrates the most important cities of the region including Philadelphia (Amman), Madaba, Esbounta (Heshbon), Belemounta (Ma'an), Areopolis (Ar-Rabba), Charac Moaba (Karak (Al Karak)), Jerusalem, Nablus, Caesarea, and Gaza. The frame of the mosaic is especially decorative. Six mosaic masters signed the work: Staurachios from Esbus, Euremios, Elias, Constantinus, Germanus, and Abdela. It overlays another, damaged, mosaic floor of the earlier (587) Church of Bishop Sergius. Another four churches were excavated nearby with traces of mosaic decoration. Some checkpoints between Palestinian towns in the West Bank require permits for Palestinians to cross them and exceptions are not always made for medical emergencies. In 2008, an Israeli soldier in command of a checkpoint outside Nablus was relieved from duty and imprisoned for two weeks after he refused to allow a Palestinian woman in labour to pass through. WikiPedia:Nablus


quot character

in the mid-1930s, their previous "picturesque" character was lost. During British rule, Nablus emerged as a site of local resistance and the Old City quarter of Qaryun was demolished by the British during the 1936–1939 Arab revolt in Palestine. Doumani, 1995, Chapter: Family, Culture, and Trade. Jewish immigration (Aliyah) did not significantly impact the demographic composition of Nablus, and it was slated for inclusion in the Arab state


early centuries

web url http: www.pcbs.gov.ps Portals _pcbs phc_97 nab_t1.aspx title Palestinian Population by Locality, Sex and Age Groups in Years accessdate 2008-04-24 publisher Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics Religion In 891 AD, during the early centuries of Islamic rule, Nablus had a religiously diverse population of Samaritans, local Muslims and Christians. Arab geographer Al-Dimashqi (Shams al-Din al-Ansari al-Dimashqi), recorded that under the rule


working hard

and debris-filled fields around Nablus, the result of past Israeli aerial bombing, but the residents of Nablus have been working hard on repairing their city and there's less and less visible damage every day. Israeli restrictions on the city are generally looser than they used to be, and a visit to Nablus in the daytime is a safe and worthwhile trip. Get in By bus '''Ramallah''' and '''Jerusalem''': From Jerusalem, take the #18 bus to Ramallah. The bus departs from the bus


science business

of the Third Samaritan Revolt (529 AD) against the Byzantine Christian rulers, and the mass expulsions and conversions to Islam in the Early Muslim period of Palestine. M. Levy-Rubin, "New evidence relating to the process of Islamization in Palestine in the Early Muslim Period - The Case of Samaria", in: ''Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient'', 43 (3), p. 257-276, 2000, Springer Science+Business Media Springer


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in the mid-1930s, their previous "picturesque" character was lost. During British rule, Nablus emerged as a site of local resistance and the Old City quarter of Qaryun was demolished by the British during the 1936–1939 Arab revolt in Palestine. Doumani, 1995, Chapter: Family, Culture, and Trade. Jewish immigration (Aliyah) did not significantly impact the demographic composition of Nablus, and it was slated for inclusion in the Arab state


conservative advocating

to influence the election of the Latin Patriarch (Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem). Eitan was considered to be a conservative advocating tough policies towards the Palestinians. On 12 April 1983 Eitan said in a Knesset committee meeting: "The Arabs will never defeat us by throwing stones. Our answer will be a nationalist Zionist solution. For every stone throwing – we'll establish ten settlements. If there will be – and there will be – a hundred settlements between Nablus and Jerusalem


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Hasso first Frances S. year 2005 title Discursive and Political Deployments by of the 2002 Palestinian Women Suicide Bombers Martyrs journal Feminist Review publisher Palgrave Macmillan Journals volume 81 issue Bodily Interventions pages 23–51 url http: www.oberlin.edu stuorg sfp docs Hasso.pdf The bombing created intense interest in the Arab media with many newspapers describing Idris as a hero and a nationalist. WikiPedia:Nablus


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sp us west of Amman, Jordan and WikiPedia:Nablus


home site

families to settle in the Kadum army camp southwest of Nablus Shechem. The Sebastia agreement was a turning point that opened up the southern West Bank to Jewish settlement. The small mobile home site housing 25 families eventually became the municipality of Kedumim, one of the major settlements in the West Bank. The Sebastia model was subsequently copied in Beit El, Shavei Shomron, and other settlements. Anti-war demonstrations took place in Damascus, Syria

Nablus

'''Nablus''' ( by road), with a population of 126,132. 2007 Locality Population Statistics. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). Located in a strategic position between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, it is the capital of the Nablus Governorate and a Palestinian commercial and cultural center.

Founded by the Roman (Roman Empire) Emperor Vespasian in 72 CE as ''Flavia Neapolis'', Nablus has been ruled by many empires over the course of its almost 2,000-year-long history. In the 5th and 6th centuries, conflict between the city's Christian (Christianity) and Samaritan inhabitants climaxed in a series of Samaritan revolts against Byzantine (Byzantine Empire) rule, before their violent quelling in 529 CE drastically dwindled that community's numbers in the city. In 636, ''Neapolis'', along with most of Palestine, came under the rule of the Islamic Arab Caliphate (Rashidun) of Umar ibn al-Khattab (Umar); its name Arabicized (Arabic language) to ''Nablus''. In 1099, the Crusaders took control of the city for less than a century, leaving its mixed Muslim, Christian and Samaritan population relatively undisturbed. After Saladin's Ayyubid forces took control of the interior of Palestine in 1187, Islamic rule was reestablished, and continued under the Mamluk and Ottoman (Ottoman Empire) empires to follow.

Following its incorporation into the Ottoman Empire in 1517, Nablus was designated capital of the ''Jabal Nablus'' ("Mount Nablus") district. In 1657, after a series of upheavals, a number of Arab clans from the northern and eastern Levant were dispatched to the city to reassert Ottoman authority, and loyalty from among these clans staved off challenges to the empire's authority by rival regional leaders, like Daher el-Omar in the 18th century, and Muhammad Ali (Muhammad Ali of Egypt)—who briefly ruled Nablus—in the 19th century. When Ottoman rule was firmly reestablished in 1841, Nablus prospered as a center of trade.

After the loss of the city to British forces during World War I, Nablus was incorporated into the British Mandate of Palestine in 1922, and later designated to form part of the Arab state of Palestine under the 1947 UN partition plan (United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine). During the 1948 Arab-Israeli War (1948 Arab–Israeli War), the city was captured and occupied by Transjordan (Jordan), which subsequently unilaterally annexed it, until its occupation (Israeli-occupied territories) by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War.

Today, the population is predominantly Muslim, with small Christian and Samaritan minorities. Since 1995, the city has been governed by the Palestinian National Authority. In the Old City, there are a number of sites of archaeological significance, spanning the 1st to 15th centuries. The city is known for its ''kanafeh'', a popular sweet throughout the Middle East, and soap (Nabulsi soap) industry.

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