Al-Dhahiriya City

The city of Al-Dhahiriya is considered the gateway to the south of the West Bank, and it is one of the Canaanite cities (the town of Joshan or Dohar, which means mail), and it is more than five thousand years old. The old town contains more than 972 archaeological buildings, in addition to approximately 32 sites (mosque, mosque, church, castle, fortress, palaces...). As a result of its strategic location, it was fortified by Sultan Al-Zahir Baybars, from which it derived its current name. The city is surrounded by a group of archaeological ruins, including Kafr Jawal, Al-Ras, Deir Al-Lawz, Umm Sir, Tatrit, Al-Rahwa, Al-Ja’bari, Asila, Badghush, Jawi, Deir Saida, Deir Al-Haw, Atir, Al-Daimna, Al-Tal, Tell Awwad, Tabhana, Rajum Bir Qaisar Umm Nakhla, Umm Al-Amad, Rabieh. Some courtyards have been restored by the Riwaq Foundation, such as Hawsh al-Talul, consisting of about 29 buildings, Hawsh Raba’a, consisting of 8 buildings, and the fort building, which dates back to the Roman era. The Fawzi Pasha Center was established in one of the restored buildings, while several public and private institutions use the rest of the buildings, such as: the Southern Electricity Company, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, the Association of Al-Dhahiriya Youth Sports Club Fans, the Office of the Disabled Union, the Al-Dhahiriya Teachers Forum, the Development Association, and the Al-Dhahiriya Women's Club. , the Women’s Sports Club, the Agricultural Development Association, an accounting office, and Layali Zaman Popular Restaurant and Café.
In its vision, the municipality focuses on the cultural heritage, "Al-Dhahiriya is a prosperous city economically, safe in terms of health and environment, with modern infrastructure and a model for social, cultural and sports development, keeping pace with cultural and administrative development while preserving the historical heritage."

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Cultural identity

Deer Attic

Al-Dhahiriya is characterized by the presence of many ancient and distinctive archaeological buildings, so the word Al-Aliat came to represent the material heritage of the city.