- "Gelgel") speaks of a town of the name 6 Roman miles north of Antipatris (Ras el `Ain).
- North of Antipatris is a large village called Jiljulieh, which is more probably the biblical town.
- Sebaste (the old Samaria), Caesarea, Antipatris were built by Herod the Great, Tiberias by Herod Antipas (4 B.C. - A.D.
- Ali pretended to grant an amnesty to all Omayyads who should come in to him at Abu Fotros (Antipatris) and acknowledge the new caliph,and even promised them the restitution of all their property.