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Ein Yabrud
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic عين يبرود
 • Also spelled 'Ein Yabrud (official)
Ayn Yabrood (unofficial)
EinYabrud10.jpg
Ein Yabrud is located in the Palestinian territories
Ein Yabrud
Ein Yabrud
Location of Ein Yabrud within Palestine
Coordinates: 31°56′51″N 35°14′55″E / 31.94750°N 35.24861°E / 31.94750; 35.24861Coordinates: 31°56′51″N 35°14′55″E / 31.94750°N 35.24861°E / 31.94750; 35.24861
Governorate Ramallah & al-Bireh
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Head of Municipality Awni Hasan Sha'ib
Area
 • Jurisdiction 11,488 dunams (11.5 km2 or 4.4 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Jurisdiction 3,000

Ein Yabrud (Arabic: عين يبرود‎) is a Palestinian town in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate in the central West Bank. It is located approximately 7 km northeast of the city of Ramallah and its elevation is 800 m. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) the town had a population of 3,000 in 2007.[1] It is the home village of Hamas military commander Maher Udda.[2]

Land confiscation[edit]

Jordan confiscated lands of Ein Yabrud and nearby Silwad for the construction of a military camp before the Six Day War.[3] The Jordanian buildings formed the initial basis of the Israeli settlement of Ofra founded in 1975.[3] Plans for further expansion of Ofra in this land in 2011 resulted in legal challenges and public dispute.[3] Land belonging to the residents of the village has be used to construct hundreds of structures in the neighbouring Israeli settlement of Ofra.[4]

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