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Nablus City, Palestine

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My city (Nablus) in Palestine

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Nablus City, Palestine

  1. 1. My City (Nablus) By: Firas Muhammad Kilani
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Population </li></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Food </li></ul><ul><li>Holy Places </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction to Nablus <ul><li>A Palestinian city </li></ul><ul><li>The largest West Bank city </li></ul><ul><li>Located between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim </li></ul><ul><li>A major economic, political, and cultural center for Palestinians </li></ul><ul><li>Famous of its old mosques, natural springs and food products especially sweets </li></ul>
  4. 4. History of Nablus <ul><li>An old historic Canaanite city, founded almost 6500 years back </li></ul><ul><li>Its first name was Shekem </li></ul><ul><li>The Romans rebuilt the city and gave it a new name, Neapolis </li></ul><ul><li>The name was changed to Nablus at the time of Islamic rule </li></ul><ul><li>The city was ruled by many empires </li></ul><ul><li>It was occupied by Israel during the 1967 War </li></ul>
  5. 5. Location of Nablus <ul><li>Located in the northern part of the West Bank </li></ul><ul><li>Located between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 63 kilometers north of Jerusalem </li></ul><ul><li>Bounded by Jenin from the north, Tulkarm from the west, Ramallah and Jericho from the south and the Jordan River from the east </li></ul>
  6. 6. Population of Nablus <ul><li>The total population is around 150,000 </li></ul><ul><li>The majority are Muslim </li></ul><ul><li>There are small Christian and Samaritan communities </li></ul>
  7. 7. Economy of Nablus <ul><li>Nablus is a commercial trade center </li></ul><ul><li>Very famous in producing: </li></ul><ul><li>Soap, </li></ul><ul><li>Olive oil, and </li></ul><ul><li>Handicrafts </li></ul>
  8. 8. Traditional Food <ul><li>Nablus is home to a number of well-known food products especially sweets </li></ul><ul><li>Kunafah is the most famed Nabulsi sweet </li></ul><ul><li>Other famous Nabulsi sweets include: </li></ul><ul><li>Baklawa, </li></ul><ul><li>Qatayef, </li></ul><ul><li>Tamriyyeh, </li></ul><ul><li>Halaweh & Zalabiyeh, and </li></ul><ul><li>Awwameh </li></ul>
  9. 9. Holy Places in Nablus <ul><li>Nablus has many holy places, including: </li></ul><ul><li>Old historic mosques, </li></ul><ul><li>Churches, and </li></ul><ul><li>Samaritan synagogues </li></ul><ul><li>Has the Prophet Joseph’s Tomb and the Prophet Jacob’s Well </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion We must study our history and know more about great Arabian towns and cities.
  11. 11. Thank You

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