The Bosnian Mosque at Caesarea

In the late 19th century, after nearly seven centuries of abandonment, Muslims from Bosnia settled in the Caesarea region to serve as military reinforcements in the Ottoman army and to escape the rise of Christianity in the Habsburg Empire. The minaret that can be seen in the port area is a remnant of the Bosnian settlement at Caesarea. Palestinians who are of Bosnian origin are called "Bushnaks," which means Bosnian.


The Bosnian Mosque at Caesarea
Image Credit: Samson Tours

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