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Jableh
جبلة
A collage o Jableh.
Jableh is located in Syria
Jableh
Jableh
Location in Sirie
Coordinates: 35°21′N 35°55′E / 35.350°N 35.917°E / 35.350; 35.917
Kintra Banner o Sirie Sirie
Govrenorate Latakia Govrenorate
Destrict Jableh Destrict
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population
 • Total 80,000

Jableh (an aa spelt Jebleh, Jabala, Jablah an Gabala; Arabic: جبلة‎) is a coastal ceety on the Mediterranean in Sirie.[1] wi c. 80,000 inhabitants (2008).

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Jableh wis pairt o the Principality o Antioch, ane o the Crusader States, till it wis captured bi Saladin in 1189 durin the Third Crusade. Ane famous resident wis Hugh o Jabala, the ceety's bishop, who reportit the faw o Edessa tae Pape Eugene III, an wis the first body tae speak o Prester John.

The ceety is hame tae the tomb an the mosque o Sultan Ibrahim Bin Adham, a famous Sufi meestic who renoonced his throne an devotit hissel tae prayers for the rest o his life.[2]

The ceety is the hame toun o Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, a famous Islamic figure who fought against the French Colonization in Sirie, an then moved tae Palestine whaur he led a revolution against the Breetish authoities an the well-airmed Jewish gangs. Al-Qassam haes become an icon o the Palestinian liberation muivements, especially the Islamic movent o Hamas that named its military wing efter him - Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.

In antiquity Jableh wis an important Roman ceety, ane o the main remains o this period is a theatre, capable o hoosin c. 7,000 spectators. Near the seashores even aulder remains wur foond datin tae the Iron Age or Phoenician Era.

The Roman theater o Jableh

On less than 1 kilometer o the ceety centre lays the auncient steid o Gibala, the day kent as Tell Tweini. This ceety wis inhabitit frae the third millennium BCE till the Persian period.

Sports[eedit | eedit soorce]

Jableh Sporting Club is a fitbaa club based in Jableh.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Gabala". Catholic Encyclopedia. 
  2. Google Books Travels In Asia And Africa, 1325-54 By Battuta Ibn, Ibn Batuta Translated by Sir Hamilton Gibb (1996) ISBN 81-206-0809-7 p. 62

Coordinates: 35°21′35″N 35°55′17″E / 35.35972°N 35.92139°E / 35.35972; 35.92139