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 (năb′ləs, nä′bləs) also Nab·u·lus (năb′ə-lo͝os′)
A city in the West Bank north of Jerusalem. Described in the Bible as the home of Jacob, it was an ancient Canaanite town and the chief city of Samaria.


(Placename) a town in the West Bank: near the site of ancient Shechem. Pop: 136 000 (2005 est)


(ˈnæb ləs, ˈnɑ bləs)

a city in Samaria, formerly in W Jordan, occupied by Israel 1967–96; since 1996 under Palestinian self-rule. 50,000. Hebrew, Shechem.
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Noun1.Nablus - an ancient city in the West Bank to the north of Jerusalem; the home of Jacob in biblical times
West Bank - an area between Israel and Jordan on the west bank of the Jordan river; populated largely by Palestinians
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91) Although he presented Salah al-Din's capture of Nabulus in 580/1184 as a glorious conquest for Islam, the attack on the unwalled village was clearly more in the nature of a plundering raid.
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In the spring of 1936, the Arab Higher Committee took over the leadership of a general strike called bv the Nabulus National Committee.
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