Jerusalem24 – The Umm al-Fahm municipality intends to establish a folk museum to preserve the Palestinian Arab heritage from disappearing on the summit of Mount Iskandar in Umm al-Fahm.
Regarding the purpose of establishing the Popular Museum, the head of the Culture Department in Umm al-Fahm Municipality, Wajdi Jabarin, told the Arabic news website, Al-Jarmaq, that the idea of establishing the museum is not new.
Jabareen points out that the museum will bring back the Palestinian dress and the tools that have been lost, stressing that the Palestinian Ministry of Culture will provide the Umm al-Fahm municipality with some old tools such as the the old mills, and the Palestinian dress.
Jabarin pointed out to Al-Jarmaq that the museum will contain a sample of the archaeological finds recently discovered by the Israeli authorities in the city of Umm al-Fahm, stressing that the museum will be a place for learning and receiving visitors in a strategic area of the city.
Jabareen said that the municipality chose the summit of Mount Iskandar because it overlooks different Palestinian areas such as the West Bank, the Coast and Mount Carmel, and contains the historical and archaeological shrine of Sheikh Iskandar.
He stressed that the municipality is trying to establish the museum to make use of its components for students, visitors, and local as well as foreign tourists. The museum will also include workshops for work and education.
Jabareen added that the museum is in its final stages of construction, as the first floor of it has been built, and that work will be done next month on the upper floor to have it ready to receive visitors.