The Hijaz-Palestine Railway

… and the Development of Haifa
Johnny Mansour, Jerusalem Quarterly, n°28, 2006

“Connecting the holy sites in the Hijaz to Istanbul via railway was a project that came to light during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abdel Hamid II. He sought to demonstrate his strength and power practically by applying the concept of a greater Islamic community to a series of projects within the Ottoman Empire. He thus announced the Hijaz railway project as facilitation for Muslim pilgrims travelling to the Hijaz. (…)”

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Date of publication: March 9, 2014

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