|• Arabic||عبسان الصغيرة|
|• Also spelled||Abasan al-Jadida (official)|
Abasan al-Saghira (Arabic: عبسان الصغيرة) is a Palestinian agricultural town located 2km southeast of Khan Yunis in the Khan Yunis Governorate in the southern Gaza Strip. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Abasan al-Saghira had a population of 5,650 Muslim inhabitants.
British Mandate Period
In the 1922 census of Palestine conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Abassan (presumably both Abasan al-Kabira and Abasan al-Saghira) had a population of 695; all Muslims, increasing in the 1931 census (when they were clearly counted together) to 1144, still all Muslim, in 186 houses.
In 1945 the two Abasans were still counted together, and had a population of 2,230, all Arabs, with 16,084 dunams of land, according to an official land and population survey. Of this, 92 dunams were for plantations and irrigable land, 15,616 used for cereals, while 69 dunams were built-up land.
- Schumacher, 1886, p. 192
- Barron, 1923, Table V, Sub-district of Gaza, p. 8
- Mills, 1932, p. 2
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 45
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 86
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 136
- Barron, J. B., ed. (1923). Palestine: Report and General Abstracts of the Census of 1922. Government of Palestine.
- Hadawi, Sami (1970), Village Statistics of 1945: A Classification of Land and Area ownership in Palestine, Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center
- Mills, E., ed. (1932). Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas. Jerusalem: Government of Palestine.
- Schumacher, G. (1886). "Researches in Southern Palestine". Quarterly statement - Palestine Exploration Fund 18: 171–194.