• arabic: This name has several meanings including morning star, nocturnal visitor, and to knock at a door; In the year 711, a former slave, a Berber by the name of Tariq Ibn-Ziyad, led an army of about 7000 Moors ashore at a point close to the huge rock which dominates the entrance to the Mediterranean. They called the rock Jabal Tariq, or Tariq''s Mount, and eventually western tongues changed the name to Gibraltar.

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Egyptian writer Tarek Ali Hassan, Director and producer Tarek El Khashef