Notes on the Geography of The West Bank: Bethlehem: Photo 10
Down the hill, the modern mill, with Italian equipment, occupies a large building full of stainless steel. The villagers come in and wait for hours until their oil is ready. They take it in plastic cans, though until a few decades ago they used large clay pots called jarra. A corruption from the English "jar"? Nope: other way around. The English word "jar" comes from the Arabic.
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