The building was used as the home of Abdel Hamid Daghlas – the Mukhtar of Nisf Jubeil, Burqa, Jnisinya, Sebastiya and other villages surrounding. It was a building open 24/7 to serve the village and its guests.
Although Abdel Hamid Daghlas died prior to the 1960’s, the palace’s use continued to serve the village until 1967. The palace was abandoned in 1967 when Israel occupied the area known as the West Bank – the remaining areas of historical Palestine. The owners of the palace, at the time, the sons and wives of Abdel Hamid, fled to Jordan, Kuwait and other countries that hosted Palestinian refugees. The palace remained standing, in spite of the natural decay caused by time, war and more until the year 2010.
Today we are conserving that use but in a manner suitable to our community. It is being used as a cultural center and an education center that serves the community and responds to its various needs.