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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.
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(Placename) a town in the West Bank: near the site of ancient Shechem. Pop: 136 000 (2005 est)
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(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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RAMALLAH, June 13 (KUNA) -- With the presence of Khan Al-Tujjar market and Al-Housh district, the inhabitants of the old city in Nablus are proud to say that they have historical treasures dating back to the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
NABLUS, Wednesday, April 03, 2019 (WAFA) -- An Israeli settler Wednesday morning killed a Palestinian and injured another at the junction of Beita town, south of Nablus city, confirmed security sources.
Nablus, Mar 20 (ONA) Two Palestinians were killed by the Israeli occupation army, allegedly trying to target Jews at Prophet Yousef tomb in the city of Nablus in the West Bank.
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File photo showing 2 Israeli soldiers talking while demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel in the village of Kfar Qaddum, near Nablus in the occupied West Bank, June 1, 2018.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Sixteen Palestinians were injured and scores other suffocated by Israeli forces during clashes in the Northern West Bank city of Nablus, said a medical source.
10 (Petra) - Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday blocked Palestinian access out of and into southern of Nablus, by closing the Hawara military checkpoint, Palestinian sources said.
Ramallah, (QNA) - An Israeli settler Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian and injured a journalist during clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces south of Nablus, according to medical reports.
Summary: Nablus, the second largest city in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, was gripped by violent protests Tuesday after the death of a Palestinian detainee shortly after he was seized by Palestinian police.
From the "Nablus Skies" cafA[c]-restaurant, the city below appears trapped between the mountains surrounding it, although its houses reached the slopes a long time ago.
Ramallah: A speeding Israeli bus loaded with colonists ran over a group of Palestinians, killing one and hurting two others near the Israeli checkpoint of Al Jalamah between Nablus and Jenin.