The Family of Rashed Haddadin sculpture as depicted
YOU ARE "The Original Ramallah Family"
A sculpture of the Haddadin Family who is believed to have founded the town of Ramallah. According to a traditional tale, this family was the first to arrive to Ramallah in the sixteenth century coming from the Jordanian town Al-Karak in the south. The family was fleeing as a result of an internal dispute after the refusal to give their beautiful daughter as a wife to one of the tribe leaders. Rashid Haddadin had one daughter and 5 sons who formed at a later stage the five main families in Ramallah.
Ramallah developed since then gradually and its population grew constantly especially after the Nakba of 1948 as it was a host to refugees from different Palestinian towns and villages that were occupied by Israel. Today, Ramallah is one of the major Palestinian towns and is considered a political, an economical and a cultural hub.
This artwork is miniature of a sculpture which artists Sliman Mansour and Nabil Anani are completing upon a request from Ramallah Municipality. Once finished, the sculpture will be placed in the centre of a roundabout adjacent to Ramallah Municipality.
Haddadin Family (Ramallah)
Artists: Nabil Anani and Sliman Mansour