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 (sə-măr′ē-ə, -mâr′-)
An ancient city of central Palestine in the northern part of the present-day West Bank. It was founded in the ninth century bc as the capital of the northern kingdom of Israel, also known as Samaria. Conquered by Sargon II in 722 bc, it was destroyed in the second century and rebuilt by Herod the Great. According to tradition, Saint John the Baptist is buried here.


1. (Placename) the region of ancient Palestine that extended from Judaea to Galilee and from the Mediterranean to the River Jordan; the N kingdom of Israel
2. (Placename) the capital of this kingdom; constructed northwest of Shechem in the 9th century bc


(səˈmɛər i ə)

1. a district in ancient Palestine N of Judea: later part of the Roman province of Syria; taken by Jordan 1948; occupied by Israel 1967.
2. the northern kingdom of the ancient Hebrews.
3. the ancient capital of this kingdom.
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Noun1.Samaria - an ancient city in central Palestine founded in the 9th century BC as the capital of the northern Hebrew kingdom of Israel; the site is in present-day northwestern Jordan
Canaan, Holy Land, Promised Land, Palestine - an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism
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From Joppa, Jerusalem, the River Jordan, the Sea of Tiberias, Nazareth, Bethany, Bethlehem, and other points of interest in the Holy Land can be visited, and here those who may have preferred to make the journey from Beirut through the country, passing through Damascus, Galilee, Capernaum, Samaria, and by the River Jordan and Sea of Tiberias, can rejoin the steamer.
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company Samaria Development, Wednesday uncovered the Israeli daily Haaretz.
Head of the Israeli occupation army's Central Command, Nitzan Alon has appointed an officer to investigate how the Civil Administration in the West Bank gave lands worth millions of shekels to the Samaria Development Company, despite his explicit order not to do so, Haaretz said.
15 million) to fund the transportation to yeshiva high schools and girls' high schools in Judea and Samaria.
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqi Press Freedoms Association denounced the attack against Samaria TV cadre with beating and bad words by an Iraqi army unit in Salahal-din province.
Born 1964, resident of Judea, Samaria, arrested 1985) was sentenced to one life term for his part in establishing an armed Fatah cell and for the murder of Menahem Dadon in 1983 and for another attempted murder.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The European Union denied a report that it is delaying a decision to label products from Judea, Samaria and Eastern Jerusalem.
The report that rioting Arabs scared off an IDF vanguard on Thursday, January 3, about to carry out an arrest near Jenin, in Samaria, has since been denied by the Israelis.
Speaking with the Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm, Maqbul said that he is convinced that the new regime in Egypt will not be fooled by what he termed "the new-old Israeli plan, seeking to separate between Gaza and Judea and Samaria and annex Gaza into Egypt".
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