from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city in the West Bank north of Jerusalem. An ancient Canaanite town, it was the biblical home of Jacob and the chief city of Samaria. Population: 130,000.

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  • proper n. A city in the West Bank, Palestine.

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  • n. an ancient city in the West Bank to the north of Jerusalem; the home of Jacob in biblical times


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  • The Gala, held at the Ritz-Carlton, will celebrate the work of Tomorrow's Youth Organization, highlighting successes from the past three years in Nablus and upcoming expansion to Lebanon and Cairo.

    Craig Newmark: Tomorrows Youth Organization events, kids & computers, West Bank

  • Services here are several times cheaper than in Nablus, and as the checkpoints had been closed, it is the best alternative for those who can still afford the luxuries of preening themselves but can't reason with the soldiers to wiggle their way out of their open-air prison of a village.

    Thursdays with my sisters

  • He was her youngest and favorite son who had dropped out of school to work as a computer technician in Nablus to help support his family and thus was so endeared to her.

    Young Buddies Become Accidental Martyrs

  • After doing their time at the Hawara checkpoint, Omer and his company spent a few high-adrenaline months in Nablus, a city roiling with politics and rebellion, which the Israelis considered to be a major source of terrorism.

    The Checkpoint

  • He lived not in Nablus but in Jayyus, a village about twenty miles to the west.

    The Checkpoint

  • The afternoon of my visit Khaled invited me to attend a presentation on the subject of water conservation that he was giving in Nablus to officials from more than two dozen local villages.

    The Checkpoint

  • A hawkishly handsome man of seventy-one, al-Masri was born in Nablus and graduated from the University of Texas.

    In a Ruined Country

  • Nablus is a city built between two biblical mountains, Har Grizim and Har Ebal.

    In a Ruined Country

  • Here are pictures of 'stonethrowers' in Nablus, taken the day before Masri's death by AP.

    Archive 2004-01-04

  • For the girls of Yab Snamron primary in Nablus, a hail of cluster bombs, napalm and cruise missiles.

    Archive 2004-06-27


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