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When traveling in Israel, many tourists prefer to include a visit to the northern West Bank and Nablus to their vacation plans. Nowadays, Nablus is a large Palestinian center. This ancient land is the epicenter of many events in the Bible – the holy book frequently mentions this region. The Samaritans, who once lived here, are now Muslim peoples. Many tourists in Nablus try to find an answer to an immortal question – who is the indigenous nation of this region? Are these the Arabs or the Jews? To find an answer to this interesting question, thousands of tourists arrive in Nablus every year. It is a well-known fact that this settlement is very old, and the region is often mentioned in the Bible. The name of the city sounds as Shechem in Hebrew, and this is the term that the Bible uses to describe this region. According to the sacred book, this was an ancient Canaanite and then Hivite city, but sons of Jacob Simeon and Levi destroyed the Hivite settlement because the prince of this land raped their sister. In the Shechem area, the Jewish people met God and recorded the Book of the Law. Soon after that, Abimelech became the king of this land. Historians have a bit different information about Nablus. This settlement emerged long before our age. At that time, this was a major cultural center and a sacred Samaritan town. Many descendants of the Biblical Samaritans still live in Palestine. In the 1st century, the Roman army attacked Shechem and captured the city after a … Read further

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An-Nasr Mosque is another sacred building in Nablus with a centuries-old history. Tourists can find it in the old part of the city. It is impossible to pass An-Nasr by without noticing because the mosque has an eye-catching turquoise-colored cupola. On the second floor, there is a hall for prayers. All these peculiarities of the mosque make it stand out from other Muslim shrines because it is uncommon for a mosque … Open

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In the coastal area of the Dead Sea (relatively close), tourists can stay at hotels in Israeli settlements, for example, in Kalya that has a population of a little more than four hundred people. There are a hotel and a guesthouse here. If you are not a fan of the desert, then the exploration of the area will not be very exciting. The Qumran National Park lies not far from Kalya. This area has wooden observation platforms built above the archaeological excavation sites and passages that connect them. … Open

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