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Palestinian researchers read books at Nablus public library in the West Bank city of Nablus, on August 6, 2017. Nablus public library, the largest, and the oldest, in all of Palestine, opened in 1960, and library includes approximately 80,000 books, the majority of which are in Arabic. Besides the circulating collection, Nablus Library also houses several significant archival collections, including the so-called Prisoner's Section, an archive of materials made and used by Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails between 1975 and 1995, as well as the personal collection of Qadri Tuqan, a Nablusi educator and one of the founders of An-Najah College, now An-Najah National University.Other collections include Palestinian newspapers dating back to the 1920s. Photo by Ayman Ameen
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