Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-3-6399-9465-0;
Daher el-Omar (also: Dhaher, Dhahar) ( born ca. 1690, died August 21, 1775) was the Arab-Bedouin ruler of the Galilee district of the southern Levant during the mid-18th century. The founder of modern Haifa, he fortified many cities, among them Acre (city).Daher was born to a family of local Qaysi notables in the Tiberias area, with strong connections to Arab-Bedouin tribesmen in the Galilee district, which at that time was under the control of the Ottoman Empire. He was the youngest of the four sons born to the Sheikh ?Umar az-Zayd?n?. In 1698 ?Umar az-Zayd?n? had been appointed governor and chief tax collector (Multazem) of the Safad region by Emir Bashir Shihab the First (1698–1705), governor (Wali) of Mount Lebanon. At his death in 1703, his sons jointly succeeded him as rulers of Safad. During those formative years, Daher was confronted by the greed of the Ottoman governors of Saida and the...
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