Photo by REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis. Nablus has been historically known for pioneering soap-making in Palestine, but the once-booming industry there is now facing some hurdles. Stories say that people in Nablus were storing their produced olive oil in big wells and when the Romans invaded Palestine back in the day, they spelled the olive oil from the wells to punish the people. Aziza Nofal.

The West Bank (Arabic: الضفة الغربية ‎ aḍ-Ḍiffah l-Ġarbiyyah; Hebrew: הגדה המערבית HaGadah HaMa'aravit or יהודה ושומרון Yehuda VeShomron) is a landlocked territory near the Mediterranean coast of Western Asia, bordered by Jordan to the east and by the Green Line separating … Apart from countless human losses and the hardship its residents are facing, Nablus as a city has been wrecked. Nowadays, Nablus is still known for its olive oil and the production of olive oil soap, known as Sabon Nabulsi (Soap of Nablus). Its history stretches right back to Abraham's arrival in the land of Canaan, and important religious sightseeing sites are scattered throughout the surrounding area. Nablus remains under siege, especially the Old City,” Majde explains. Historic Nablus is less visited than the southern towns of Bethlehem and Hebron in the Palestinian Territories, but for those who want to explore the West Bank more thoroughly, this town has many tourist attractions to offer. But this has not always been so. /12291-Pictures, Stories, Nakba Oral hsitory, Palestine Satellite & Street View, and maps the largest west bank city.. Nablus is 30 miles north of Jerusalem in a valley between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim. Read In: العربية. Palestinian workmen stack soap bars in hollow towers in a soap factory in the West Bank city of Nablus, Sept. 28, 2009. Nablus, a hub of Palestinian culture and the largest Palestinian city between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, is renowned throughout the Levant for its knafeh, known as knafeh Nabulsiyyeh. Today no one thinks of Nablus or Shechem (as it is known in Hebrew) as a Jewish city. NABLUS. MOBILE VIEW. Nablus is well known for its olive oil and related products. Soap is slippery business in Nablus. Many of its historical buildings and architectural elements have been extensively damaged or completely destroyed, a devastating loss for Palestine’s cultural heritage. In the past, especially in Biblical times, it played a vital role in Jewish history and many important events took place in this city. It is probably the healthiest … In fact, many consider that it is the most hostile of all Arab cities on the West Bank. Palestine Remembered (فلسطين في الذاكرة)/12291: Nablus-Nablus: Nablus is known for making soap from olive oil.