- Ramla (Hebrew: רַמְלָה, Ramla; Arabic: الرملة, ar-Ramlah) (also Ramlah, Ramle, Remle and sometimes Rama) is a city in
central Israel. The city is predominantly Jewish with a significant Arab minority. Ramla was founded circa 705–715 CE by the
Umayyad governor and future caliph Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik. Ramla lies along the route of the Via Maris, connecting old
Cairo (Fustat) with Damascus, at its intersection with the road connecting the port of Jaffa with Jerusalem.