Great Mosque

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Great Mosque information

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closed to non-Muslims Fri
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Also known as Al-Omari Mosque or Jama'a al-Akbar, Palestinian tradition relates that the Great Mosque was built on the site of the biblical Temple of Dagon, which Sampson pulled down on the faithful Philistines and himself. Subsequently, a number of other religious buildings were built on the same spot, including a 12th-century Crusader church dedicated to St John the Baptist.