Bu'eine Nujeidat

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Bu'eine Nujeidat
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • Hebrew בועיינה-נוג'ידאת
 • ISO 259 Buˀéine - Nuǧeidaˀt
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabic بعينة-نجيدات
Bu'eine Nujeidat is located in Israel
Bu'eine Nujeidat
Bu'eine Nujeidat
Coordinates: 32°48′26.68″N 35°22′2.2″E / 32.8074111°N 35.367278°E / 32.8074111; 35.367278Coordinates: 32°48′26.68″N 35°22′2.2″E / 32.8074111°N 35.367278°E / 32.8074111; 35.367278
District Northern
 • Type Local council (from 1980)
 • Total 7,058 dunams (7.058 km2 or 2.725 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 7,900

Bu'eine Nujeidat is an Arab local council in the North District of Israel. Made up of two villages, Bu'eine and Nujeidat, they merged in 1987 and were recognized as one local council in 1996. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the population of 7,900 inhabitants (2006) is majority Muslim with a growth rate of 2.3%.

Bu'eine was a Palestinian Arab village, its name derived from the nearby ancient village of Beit Anat. Nujeidat was also a Palestinian Arab village, established by soldiers from Nejd who came to fight with Saladin's army in the 12th century. Known as the Arab al-Nujeidat or the "Arabs of Nejd", they gave their tribal name to the village.

Bu'eine was captured by the Israeli army during the second part of Operation Dekel, 15–18 July 1948.[1] It remained under Martial Law until 1966.

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  1. ^ Morris, Benny (1987) The birth of the Palestinian refugee problem, 1947-1949. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-33028-9. p.200.


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