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'Asira al-Shamaliya - عصيره الشماليّه : Where did the name Asira come from?

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Posted by Abdullah Abu Asbeh on February 4, 2007
North Aseera ,or Assera Al Hatab (wood), is one of the biggest north towns of Nablus District, so it was called North (6 km north Nablus) .Sometimes it was called Asira Al Hatab because of the big numbers of wood s all around .Inhabitants used to sell woods .The word Asira in Arabic has to do with squeezing grapes to make wine in the Roman era, some relates the name to olives pressing. It has another Arabic meaning which is (hard to be reached).

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