Neapolis

Jerzim:

is one of the two mountains in the immediate vicinity city of Nablus , and forms the southern side of the valley in which Nablus is situated, the northern side being formed by Mount Ebal. The mountain is one of the highest peaks in Palestine and rises to 2849 feet (881 m) above sea level, (69.5 m) shorter than Mount Ebal The mountain is particularly steep on the northern side, is sparsely covered at the top with shrubbery, and lower down there is aspring with a high yield of fresh water.

The mountain is sacred to the Samaritans who regard it, rather than Jerusalem‘s Temple Mount, as having been the location chosen byYahweh for a holy temple. The mountain continues to be the centre of Samaritan religion to this day, and over 90% of the worldwide population of Samaritans live in very close proximity to Gerizim, mostly in KiryatLuza, the main village. The passover is celebrated by the Samaritans on Mount Gerizim,and it is additionally considered by them as the location of the near-sacrifice of Isaac (the masoretic,Septuagint and the Dead Sea Scroll versions of Genesis state that this happened on Mount Moriah which Jews traditionally identify as the Temple Mount). According to classical rabbinical sources, in order to convert to Judaism, a Samaritan must first and foremost renounce any belief in the sanctity of Mount Gerizim.

Eibal:

is one of the two mountains in the immediate vicinity of the city of Nablus in palestine, and forms the northern side of the valley in which Nablus is situated, the southern side being formed by Mount Gerizim. The mountain is one of the highest peaks in the Nablus and rises to (940 meters) above sea level, some 194 feet (59 meters) higher than Mount Gerizim. Mount Ebal is approximately 6.5 square miles (18 square kilometers) in area, and is composed primarily of limestone. The slopes of the mountain contain several large caverns which were probably originally quarries, and at the base towards the north are several tombs.

Wadi al Far’a:

is a Palestinian village, which is located 5 km to the south west of Tubas city,. Wadi Al Far’a village is bordered by Tammun village to the east, Tubas city and El Far’a Camp to the north, Yasid village (Jenin Governorate) to the west and Wadi Al Bathan to the south.The total area of Wadi Al Far’a is 12,000 dunums, which represents approximately 2.3 % of the Tubas Governorate’s total land area. 337 dunums are classified as ‘built up’ areas, whilst 10,500 dunums are agricultural. Wadi Al Far’a village is located in a level area of land and is surrounded by mountains at moderate an elevation of 150 m above sea level. It has a moderate climate where the summer is worm and dry, whilst the winter sees a lot of rainfall. The mean annual rainfall in Wadi Al Far’a village is 367 mm, the average annual temperature is 20 °C .

 

Wadi Albadhan:

al-Badhan is a Palestinian village in the Nablus Governorate in the North central West Bank, located 14 kilometers Northeast of Nablus. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the village had a population of 2,422 inhabitants in mid-year 2006.