The Arab name of Hebron, al Khalil al Rahman, refers to the prophetic figure of Abraham (Nabi Ibrahim), “the Beloved”. It celebrates the expression of lively hospitality anchored deep within traditions. The historical center, teeming with activity not so long ago, has made way for a city center devoured and suffocated by colonization. The old Hebron has passed on to us a surprising urbanism and architecture – a Mamluk and Ottoman legacy gathered around the more than 2000-year- old holy site of Haram al Ibrahimi.
Places to see: Haram al Ibrahimi • Cave of the Patriarchs • Al Jawaliya mosque • Bab al Wakaleh • Birket al Sultan • Hammam al Dari • Tell al Rumeida • Mamre (Ramet al Khalil) • Russian Orthodox Church of al Mosqobiyyeh • Beit al Ban • Khirbet al Mouraq (Hilkiya Palace) • maqam Nabi Younes • Khirbet al Qôm • Yatta • Samu’ • Al Arroub Refugee Camp