Articles Archive for 17 August 2012
Features, Hebron District »
Situated the heart of the Palestinian old-city of Hebron, in the Hebron hills, is the colossal Ibrahimi Mosque, or ‘Sanctuary of Abraham. Constructed by King Herod towards the end of the first century BC, the site is believed to hold the remains of the prophet Abraham, his wife Sarah, their son Isaac, grandson Jacob and their respective wives Rebecca and Leah.
The mosque is considered one of the most holy sights in Palestine, second perhaps only to the Dome of the Rock, in Jerusalem, inaccessible to Palestinians. Having stood for over 2000, years the building is one of the oldest in the world still in constant use today, and has survived numerous earthquakes in the region … Continue reading