|• Arabic||عين يبرود|
|• Also spelled||'Ein Yabrud (official)
Ayn Yabrood (unofficial)
|Governorate||Ramallah & al-Bireh|
|• Head of Municipality||Awni Hasan Sha'ib|
|• Jurisdiction||11,488 dunams (11.5 km2 or 4.4 sq mi)|
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. It is the home village of Hamas military commander Maher Udda.
Jordan confiscated lands of Ein Yabrud and nearby Silwad for the construction of a military camp before the Six Day War. The Jordanian buildings formed the initial basis of the Israeli settlement of Ofra founded in 1975. Plans for further expansion of Ofra in this land in 2011 resulted in legal challenges and public dispute. Land belonging to the villages has be used to construct hundreds of houses in the neighbouring Israeli settlement of Ofra.
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- 2007 PCBS Census. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. p.114.
- Israel arrests Hamas leader March 15, 2010, Al Jazeera
- State moves to expand settlement on Palestinian land confiscated by Jordan
- Akiva Eldar 'Ulpana neighborhood is built on years of land theft and forgery,' at Haaretz, 24 April, 2012.
- le Strange, Guy (1890), Palestine Under the Moslems: A Description of Syria and the Holy Land from A.D. 650 to 1500, Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund, (p. 550)
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