Manara Clock Tower
Five stories high, it was erected in 1906 on the orders of the Ottoman sultan Abdul Hamid II to celebrate 30 years of his reign. The tower is similar to those also built by Sultan Abdul Hamid in Tripoli and Haifa. The Manara Clock Tower has an ode to the sultan in elaborate Arabic calligraphy.
The Manara Clock Tower is currently the symbol of the Municipality of Nablus, established as such after the Palestinian organization Hamas won the local elections in that city. It is also referred to as the al-Manura clock tower.
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