Jabal at-Tur (Mount Gerizim)


Mount Gerizim is close to Nablus and with 881m above sea level one of the highest peaks in the West Bank. It is the holiest place for Samaritans which live in a small village on the mountain ridge. There is also an Israeli settlement situated called "Har Brakha". According to the Samaritans, this mountain was the origin of the creation of the earth and the place of Abraham*s sacrifice.