Al-Hamadiyya Mosque

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Al-Hamadiyya Mosque
Basic information
Location State of Palestine al-Khader, Bethlehem Governorate
Affiliation Islam
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Mamluk
Completed early 15th century
Specifications
Dome(s) 1
Minaret(s) 1

Al-Hamadiyya Mosque (Arabic: مسجد الحماديةMasjid al-Hamadiyya) is the largest mosque in the Palestinian town of al-Khader, west of Bethlehem and serves the majority of the town's residents. The mosque was built in the early 15th century and was restored by the town's residents in the 1990s.[1]

According to the International Middle East Media Center, in 2008, a group of Israeli settlers from Efrata and El'azar torched the mosque using stolen beehives as fuel. The mosque's imam and local Muslim leadership requested help from the Palestinian National Authority to help rebuild the mosque and to protect al-Khader from future attacks.[1][dead link]

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  1. ^ a b Mosque near Bethlehem burned down by Israeli settlers Saed, Bannoura. International Middle East Media Center. 2008-01-02.[dead link]