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Ein Yabrud
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic عين يبرود
 • Also spelled 'Ein Yabrud (official)
Ayn Yabrood (unofficial)
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
 • Type Municipality
 • Head of Municipality Awni Hasan Sha'ib
 • 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]



External links[edit]

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B'Tselem (blog)

B'Tselem (blog)
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 04:45:00 -0800

Another obstacle along the lengthy journey to and from Burqah: A flying checkpoint placed by Israeli military on the long, winding road through the village of 'Ein Yabrud to Route 60. Creative Commons. Eyes Wide Open Photo Blog by B'Tselem is licensed ...


Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:56:47 -0700

It abuts the flagship settlement of Ofra, most of whose homes stand on private land that was expropriated from the inhabitants of Silwad and from a neighboring village, Ein Yabrud (58 percent of the built-up area in Ofra is on plundered private land ...


Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:05:19 -0700

The Civil Administration intends to confiscate 180 dunams (44.5 acres) of land belonging to residents of the villages Ein Yabrud and Silwad, in order to build a facility for treating the sewage of the West Bank settlement of Ofra, according to the ...


Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:18:47 -0700

It seized 6.4 dunams (1.6 acres) of land of the village of Ein Yabrud, in order to legalize the access road going up to the Amona outpost, which was built without permits on Palestinian-owned land. The order was secretly issued by Alon in May, but the ...

Middle East Monitor

Middle East Monitor
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:36:51 -0700

Israeli soldiers outside Israeli illegal settlement of Halamish The Israeli Civil Administration is planning to confiscate 180 dunums (180,000 square metres) of private Palestinian land belonging to the residents of the villages of Ein Yabrud and ...

Arutz Sheva

Arutz Sheva
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:28:35 -0800

Flash 90. The mayors and regional councils for Ramallah, Beitin, Silwad, Al-Bireh, Dir-D'Bowein, Almzrah Sharqiyyeh, and Ein Yabrud petitioned the Supreme Court Wednesday to open the security checkpoint protecting Beit El and the Civil Administration ...
International Solidarity Movement
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:30:00 -0800

On Friday 7th March the protest at An Nabi Salih took on a special significance after local Palestinian man, Moutaz Washaha, was assassinated in his home town of Bir Zeit on Thursday last week. A group of more than 50 Palestinian locals, activist and ...
+972 Magazine - Independent commentary from Israel and the Palestinian territories
Wed, 14 Nov 2012 10:15:36 -0800

A Palestinian man and a Israel settler argue as Palestinian, Israeli, and international activists block Road 60 during a day of coordinated demonstrations blocking roads throughout the occupied territories, this one near the West Bank village of Ein ...

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