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Budrus (Arabic: بٌدرُس) is a Palestinian town in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate, located 31 kilometers Northwest of Ramallah in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the town had a population of 1,399 inhabitants in 2007.
"Budrus" is Arabic for "Peter" and in ancient times the village was known as Patris. The site of the modern town is just east of the 1949 armistice line, while the ancient town was probably 2 km away at Khirbet Budrus, on the west side of the line. It was mentioned in the Jewish Tosefta (Demai 1) as being included in the boundary of the southern mountains of Judea.
In 1596, Budrus appeared in Ottoman tax registers as being in the Nahiya of Ramla of the Liwa of Gaza. It had a population of 46 Muslim households and paid taxes on wheat, barley, olives or summercrops, goats or beehives and a press for olives or grapes.
Budrus was described in the 1870s as "A small village, with olive-groves and cisterns. It has near it two sacred places, and a graveyard near one (Imam 'Aly) on the west."
A boy from the village, 16 year old Samir Awad, was shot to death in February 2013 near the Separation barrier, where he reportedly had gone with friends to throw stones at soldiers. According to an investigation by B'tselem, he was shot while fleeing, once in the leg, and then further, while attempting to run away, once in the back and the head. A military investigation made a preliminary finding that the soldiers had fired in contravention of open-fire regulations.The house of his family was later subject to assault with concussion grenades, injuring several members, while another son, Abed, was arrested and taken to an unknown destination.
- Budrus - a film about the non-violent protests of Budrus residents against the building of the Israeli West Bank barrier in the village.
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- Polly Pallister-Wilkins. "Radical Ground: Israeli and Palestinian Activists and Joint Protest Against the Wall". Social Movement Studies 8 (4): 393–407.
- Gideon Levy, Alex Levac,'In Budrus, no one will give us the rights – we have to struggle for them', at Haaretz, 27 July, 2013
- 'B’Tselem inquiry: No justification for shooting and killing Samir ‘Awad, 16. Budrus, 15 Jan 2013,' B’Tselem 21 February 2013.
- Gideon Levy, Alex Levac, 'A battered house, a shattered Palestinian family,' at Haaretz, 31 May, 2013.
- Budrus areal photo
- Welcome To Budrus
- Israel illegally Re delineate the boundaries of the Palestinian Villages! The case of Qibya and Budrus villages 17, October, 2005