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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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Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activities in the north of West Bank, said that settlers from the illegal Eli settlement chopped down more than 15 olive trees in Qaryut owned by Ahmad Abdullah, while settlers from the illegal Elon More settlement uprooted olive trees in Deir al- Hatab, to the north of Nablus in the northern West Bank.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Israeli forces Thursday night and predawn Friday detained five Palestinians and ransacked several homes in the Northern part of West Bank districts of Nablus and Jenin, said security sources.
Israeli extremist settlers carried out attacks on Palestinians and their property in Nablus North of west bank while IOF watches or protect settlers according local sources.
The Israeli occupation troops also closed the road connecting Nablus and Qalqilya barring local citizens from reaching their homes and workplaces.
RAMALLAH, May 18 (KUNA) -- An Israeli on Thursday shot dead a Palestinian and injured a journalist south of Nablus, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said in a statement.
The Palestinian Red Crescent in Nablus said Mutaz Bani Shamsa, 23, from the town of Beita, south of Nablus, was shot and killed by an Israeli settler during a demonstration in the nearby village of Huwwara, reported Palestinian (WAFA) news agency.
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.
It's a high observation post in northwestern Nablus, and the steep road climbing towards the city ends in a barrier at the entrance to a parking lot.
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.
Prequalification are invited for Consulting Services for the Implementation of an Environmental Control Unit in the Municipality of Nablus.
Nablus: July 8 -- (BNA)-- Israeli occupation forces raided at dawn today (Monday: July 8, 2013) Nablus city in northern part of the West Bank.
Nablus, Rajab 2, 1434, May 12, 2013, SPA - Israeli soldiers arrested Sunday three Palestinians, including siblings, in the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus, according to security sources.