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Mount Arma or Urma, which means “Pile”, is a high mountain of around 850 meters located in the middle of the section of the Palestine Heritage Trail al-Khalil connecting the villages of Awarta and Aqraba. The fortified structure of Khirbet al-Arma is worth the climb to the mountain’s peak. Remains of an ancient tower (probably Roman) can still be seen on its southern part. Remains of rock-cut reservoirs (spacious cisterns) and pottery fragments have been found there. Shepherds from nearby villages often graze their cattle there and use the high hill as the observation spot from where they can guard their animals.