Ramla

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Ramla

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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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Israeli soldiers, under the orders of Yitzhak Rabin, were an element of the partial ethnic cleansing that rid Israel of the majority of its Arab inhabitants" in Lydda and Ramle, with "between 50 000and 60 000 driven from their homes...forced to walk eastward...shedding their possessions along the way."
After spending many hours (approximately 19 hours) on the Jordanian borders, the Israeli authorities returned him to where he was detained at Ramle Prison, and he is still being detained there.
On the 431 highway close to Ramle a car being driven at high speed hit a protestor without stopping.
Al-Kharouf has been arbitrarily detained at Givon prison in Ramle, in central Israel, since January 22, 2019.
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"My father's grandfather and his family were forced to leave his town (Salama) in Ramle subdistrict of Jaffa in 1948 to go to Gaza.
He had a heart attack in early May, while he was kept at Ramle prison clinic.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, 71, was released on parole on Sunday from a prison in Ramle, near Tel Aviv, after serving 16 months in jail for corruption.
In a passage deleted by censors from his 1979 memoirs but published in The New York Times, Rabin describes his Palmach unit's expulsion of Palestinian civilians from the towns of Lod and Ramle during the 1948 War of Independence.
"While the fighting was still in progress, we had to grapple with a troublesome problem.the fate of the civilian population of Lod and Ramle, numbering some 50,000.We walked outside, Ben-Gurion accompanying us.
The only prison hospital available for Palestinian prisoners is Ramle hospital, and only in certain circumstances Israel allows prisoners there for medical care.