Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum Palaestinae (CIAP): G, by Moshe Sharon

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81 for the year 955. az-Z§wiyah al-AÈmadiyyah—Z§wiyat as-Sayyid AÈmad al-BadawÊ (Plan EF3) For details, see No. 35 for the year 731-32. Masjid Z§wiyat al-Hunåd (Plan D4) For details, see No. 95 for the year 1236. Masjid al-Hajj§ni (Plan F20). Added by van Berchem. For details see No. 93 for the year 1216. Masjid al-#AjamÊ, Masjid al-Qashq§r, Masjid as-Sidrah, Masjid al-Ghaz§lÊ and Masjid as-Sayyidah Ruqayyah (Plan E9) Sitti Rekayyah in van Berchem notes. See above. These are all local mosques in the Tuff§h, Zaytån and Saj§#iyyah Quarters about which there are no historical details.

179-180; Cohen-Lewis, op. 6). In the southwest (generally: south): \§rat (or \ayy) az-Zaytån (the “Olive Quarter”) called thus because of its olive groves. It is the largest quarter of Gaza. In the Ottoman documents just mentioned, the northwestern part of this quarter is called D§r al-Khå·ar (the “Vegetable House”), a small neighbourhood, in the vicinity of Såq al-Khu·ar (Plan D3-4), which, according to the same Ottoman census, contained 43 households. The 30 GAZA (GHAZZAH) central Christian edifice of the city, the Greek Orthodox Church in which, according to tradition is the grave of Saint Porphyri, is in this quarter.

He failed in his attempt to capture Daron and turned to Gaza. The lower town (raba· ghazzah, Ibn al-AthÊr, 1982, 11:365), which was encircled by a very weak wall, fell into his hands after a futile resistance put up by its inhabitants, but he did not venture to attack the strong citadel that was defended by Milon de Plancy (Miles of Plancy). The civilian inhabitants of the city, men, women and children, who could not find refuge in the citadel, were massacred. (Runciman, 2, 1957:390-391; Guérin, vol.

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