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Jabalia (Arabic: جباليا) the largest Palestinian refugee camp in existence. The camp had a registered population of 103,646 inhabitants on June 30, 2002, and is located at the northern end of the Gaza Strip, close to the Israeli border and a village with the same name. The camp only covers an area of 1.4 km² making it one of the most densely populated places on earth. The First Intifada in December 1987 began in Jabalia. The camp has been the scene of much violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Arabic (العربية al-arabiyyah, or less formally arabi) is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... The Palestinians are a mainly Arabic-speaking people with family origins in Palestine. ... A refugee camp is a camp built up by governments or NGOs (such as the ICRC) to receive refugees. ... June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining, and the last day of June. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... // Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip are at the center of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. ...


History

Jabalia is known for its fertile soil and citrus trees. The Mamluk ruler Alam ad-Din Sangar al-Gawli ruled the area in the 1300s and donated land for the Omeri Masjid that anchors the village. No structures from the ancient part of the mosque remain, except the portico and minaret. The rest of the mosque is of modern construction. The portico consists of three arcades supported by four stone columns. The arcades have pointed arches and the portico is covered by crossing vaults. Recently, a cemetery dating to the Byzantine and Roman periods and a mosaic floor of a church dating to the Byzantine period were excavated. The floor is decorated with drawings of wild animals, birds, plants, trees and written scripts. Species & major hybrids Species Citrus maxima - Pomelo Citrus medica - Citron Citrus reticulata - Mandarin & Tangerine Major hybrids Citrus x aurantifolia - Lime Citrus x aurantium Citrus x hystrix - Kaffir Lime Citrus x ichangensis - Ichang Lemon Citrus x limetta Citrus x limon - Lemon Citrus x limonia - Rangpur Citrus x paradisi - Grapefruit Citrus x... An Ottoman Mamluk, from 1810 Mamluks (also Mameluks, Mamelukes) (the Arabic word usually translates as owned, singular: مملوك plural: مماليك) comprised slave soldiers used by the Muslim caliphs and the Ottoman Empire, and who on more than one occasion seized power for themselves. ... Centuries: 13th century - 14th century - 15th century Decades: 1250s 1260s 1270s 1280s 1290s - 1300s - 1310s 1320s 1330s 1340s 1350s Years: 1300 1301 1302 1303 1304 1305 1306 1307 1308 1309 Events and Trends MARF Categories: 1300s ... Tulip Mosque in Ufa, Russia. ... Categories: Architectural elements | Stub ... Mosque in Aswan, Egypt, with minarets. ... Arcade can mean several things: Arcade (architecture) - A passage or walkway, often including retailers. ... For other meanings of the term, see column (disambiguation). ... Graves at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York A cemetery or graveyard is a place (usually an enclosed area of land) in which dead bodies are buried. ... The Byzantine Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Greek-speaking Roman Empire during the Middle Ages, centred at its capital in Constantinople. ... The Roman Empire is the term conventionally used to describe the Ancient Roman polity in the centuries following its reorganization under the leadership of Octavian (better known as Caesar Augustus). ... Mosaic is a medium of art that may embody the most meaningful iconography in a cultures most important settings, as in the cathedral of Monreale (below), or it may be a technique of decorative art, an aspect of interior decoration. ...


The name of the village Beit Lahia, located just north of Jabalia, is derived from the Syriac language words for “desert” or “fatigue”. The village is known for its fresh, sweet water, berries and citrus trees. It has an ancient hill and nearby abandoned village ruins. A mihrab, or mosque alcove indicating the direction of salaah (prayer), is all that remains of an ancient mosque to the west of Beit Lahia dating to the Ayubbi period of Saladin, and two other mosques dating to the Ottoman period. Beit Lahia (Arabic: بيت لاهية) is a Palestinian village of about 40,000 people in the northern Gaza Strip. ... Syriac is an Eastern Aramaic language that was once spoken across much of the Fertile Crescent. ... Mihrab (in Persian مهراب or محراب, in Arabic ألمحراب pl. ... Salah (other terms and spellings exist) (Arabic: صلاه , Old (Quran) Arabic: صلوة ) is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. ... This article is about the Muslim general, for the British armoured vehicle named after him, see Alvis Saladin. ... The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power Imperial motto Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (Ottoman Turkish for the Eternal State) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital Constantinople (Ä°stanbul) Imperial anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Sovereigns Padishah of the Osmanli Dynasty Population ca 40 million Area 6. ...


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Jabalia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (348 words)
The camp had a registered population of 103,646 inhabitants on June 30, 2002, and is located at the northern end of the Gaza Strip, close to the Israeli border and a village with the same name.
Jabalia is known for its fertile soil and citrus trees.
The Mamluk ruler Alam ad-Din Sangar al-Gawli ruled the area in the 1300s and donated land for the Omeri Masjid that anchors the village.
Operation Days of Penitence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3462 words)
The operation, focused on the town of Beit Hanoun and Beit Lahia and Jabalia refugee camp, which were used as launching sites of Qassam rockets on the Israeli town of Sderot and Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip, and in particular in response to the death of two children in Sderot.
A 16-year-old from Jabalia, Muhammad Abu Saif, died from wounds received by Israeli bullets in the neck and the chest on October 1.
Israeli troops shot and killed a local leader of the Hamas’ military wing in Jabalia, Abed Rauf Nabhan, as he was preparing to fire an anti-tank missile at Israel Defence Forces tanks invading the Jabalia refugee camp.
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