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Al Ramlah الرملة

Techniquewatercolors on paper
Size60 x 50 cm

Al Ramlah

from the series Historical Cities of Palestine.

Ramla (Hebrew: רַמְלָה‬, Ramla; Arabic: الرملة‎, ar-Ramlah)  was founded circa 705–715 CE by the Umayyad governor and future caliph Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik. Ramla lies along the route of the Via Maris, connecting old Cairo (Fustat) with Damascus, at its intersection with the road connecting the port of Jaffa with Jerusalem.[3]

It was conquered many times in the course of its history, by the Abbasids, the Ikhshidids, the Fatimids, the Seljuqs, the Crusaders, the Mameluks, the Turks, the British, and the Israelis.

The town had an Arab majority before most of its Arab inhabitants were expelled or fled during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.[4] The town was subsequently repopulated by Jewish immigrants. In 2001, 80% of the population were Jewish and 20% Arab (16% Arab Muslims and 4% Arab Christians).

source: Wikipedia

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