Ramla


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Ramla

or

Ramleh

(both: räm`lĕ) [Arab.,=sand], town (1994 pop. 57,300), central Israel, in a farming area. Ramla may be the biblical Ramathaim-zophimRamathaim-zophim
, in the Bible, birthplace of Samuel, usually called Ramah and later Ramathaim. It has been variously identified with Ramah (4,) with Arimathaea, and with the modern Ramallah and Ramla. The land of Zuph is connected with the name.
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, but more probably it was founded (c.716) by the Arabs. It became the capital of Palestine and was fought over constantly during the Crusades. After Israeli forces took it in 1948, Ramla was resettled with Jewish immigrants. Landmarks include the Great Mosque (originally a 12th-century Crusader church) and the Square Tower (1318).
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The wife added that her husband has been refusing to take medication for the eighth day running after he was transferred to the Ramla prison clinic.
Abdul Salam and Ramla had claimed Rs15 million as compensation for the loss of their son in the air crash.
Bahrainis Manal Adel Qambar, 19, and Ramla Ali Al Askari, 21, died on June 20 in a crash that caused shockwaves among the community and raised fears about the safety of bridges.
Speaking to FNA, Qaherah al-Saadi, who was released after 10 years of imprisonment in Israeli jails, said that she was held in al-Maskobiah jail in the occupied al-Quds (Jerusalem) for three and half months for interrogation and was then transferred to Ramla (Ayalon) prison.
Israeli occupation bulldozers on Tuesday morning tore down three homes in Dahmash townnear occupied Ramla, under the pretext of no building permit.
Adnan, who launched an indefinite hunger strike on April 6, had been placed under medical supervision at a clinic in Israel's Ramla prison earlier this month.
Bahrainis Manal Adel Qamber and Ramla Ali Alaskari, both in their 20s, died when their car crashed through a metal barrier on the Seef flyover and fell 15 metres to the ground on June 20.
Police in Umm Al Quwain last month found a newborn baby wrapped in a bag at Ramla village.
The family quoted a lawyer and doctor of the Red Cross, who made an emergency visit to Ramla prison today, saying that Mr Adnan was now unable to stand and suffers from severe pain in his eyes and weakness of sight, as well as only being able to drink limited amounts of water without salt, which is all that he has allowed himself during his hunger strike.
Meanwhile, Ramla Prison doctors gave 21-year-old prisoner
Bahrainis Manal Adel Qamber and Ramla Ali Alaskari died when their car crashed through a metal barrier on the Seef flyover and fell 15 metres to the ground last on June 20.