al-Uddeisa

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al-Uddeisa
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al-Uddeisa is located in the Palestinian territories
al-Uddeisa
al-Uddeisa
Location of al-Uddeisa within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°32′35.31″N 35°08′35.68″E / 31.5431417°N 35.1432444°E / 31.5431417; 35.1432444Coordinates: 31°32′35.31″N 35°08′35.68″E / 31.5431417°N 35.1432444°E / 31.5431417; 35.1432444
Governorate Hebron
Government
 • Type Village Council
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 1,474

al-Uddeisa (Arabic: ‎), also spelled Al 'Uddeisa, is a Palestinian village located four kilometers east of Hebron.The village is a locality of Sa'ir, in the Hebron Governorate Southern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 1,474 in mid-year 2006.[1] The primary health care facilities for the village are designated by the Ministry of Health as level 1.[2]

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In 1883 the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine found there "foundations, pillar-shafts and a large vaulted cistern.[3] At the time, it was named Khurbet al Addeisiyeh, meaning "The ruin of the lentil-fields".[4]

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